ADULT EDUCATION | CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA)

Child Development Associate
Anyone age 16 or older may enroll in a short-term class on a first-come, first-served basis. Certain regulations may apply. Enrollment is taken by the Adult Education/ACD staff Monday through Thursday from 8AM-9:30PM.


CALL TO APPLY


918-352-2551 | DRUMRIGHT
918-227-0331 | SAPULPA

PATHWAY TO THE NATIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION

Students in the CDA program follow the Pathway to National Credential, the most recognized child care credential in the United States. It is nationally transferable and considered to be a key credential in the early childhood education profession. The CDA program is a comprehensive, 150-hour curriculum that provides 10 units of CDA training. This program prepares child care providers for the National CDA Credential awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

CDA classes below are hybrid classes with Tuesday on-campus and 2nd day on-line.


CDA UNIT 1: PROVIDING FOR CHILDREN'S SAFETY

Safety is a major issue in all early education centers and homes. This class provides child care providers with safety concepts for everyday issues including written policies and responsibilities for carrying them out.


Sap 9/5-9/14 10 TTh 6:30p-9:00p $30

CDA UNIT 2: PROVIDING FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Health is a major issue in all early education centers and homes. This class teaches child care providers health concepts, written policies, and responsibilities for practicing good health in the early learning environment.


Sap 9/19-9/28 10 TTh 6:30p-9:00p $30

CDA UNIT 3: PROVIDING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING

This course will assist child care providers in creating an environment that promotes learning and development in all areas. Child care providers learn to evaluate their environment for development and guidance, while encouraging independence and allowing for choices.


Sap 10/3-10/19 15 TTh 6:30p-9:00p $45

CDA UNIT 4: CHILD GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS

This hybrid course helps child care providers gain knowledge and skill in applying basic concepts of child development. It instructs providers in effectively working with children from birth through age 5, and children of all ages with special needs. Additionally, leading theories of child development.


Sap 10/24-12/7 30 TTh 6:30p-9:00p $90

EARLY LEARNING GUIDELINES (ELG): PRESCHOOL

The ELG provides guidance to caregivers, educators, homeschool parents and family members with regard to what children ages 3-5 should know and be able to do for future school success. The guidelines align with the Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS). The ELG provides examples of activities that can be used to develop curriculum including language arts, math, and science, and explores physical, social, self and creative development activities. Course counts toward the STARS requirement for ELG.


Sap 10/5-11/9 14 Th 6:30p-9:00p $40