Certificate in Child Development Associate Training Online Course

Pursue your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification

Certificate in Child Development Associate Training Online Course

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Pursue your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and launch your career in childcare

If you like working with children, a career as a childcare professional might be right for you.  This certificate program in Childcare and Education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, while working at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment.

This program offers comprehensive coverage of all the topics you need to master to earn the certification.  In a series of courses, you'll learn about children's physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. You'll gain insights into how to foster positive relationships with families, and how to record children's progress and behavior. You'll also develop an understanding of how to create a safe and healthy environment for children and childcare workers. Upon completion of the program, you will have met the 120 hours of professional development required by The Council of Professional Recognition in order to obtain the national CDA credential.  

Don't let a busy schedule keep you from your career in childcare! This affordable, self-paced, online program is designed especially for working adult students. You'll learn at your own pace, and benefit from the support of a committed, knowledgeable instructor. You can start the program at any time of the year. Start preparing for your future now!

You will be given six (6) months to complete the program; however, since the course work is self-paced, you may be able to complete it in less time.

Note:  The CDA Credential is not provided with this program.  This program provides students with the education requirements needed to obtain their credential.  Please click here to see the requirements to apply for the CDA.

In this program, learn about the following:

  • Child Care
  • Teaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Organizational Skills

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program, you will complete a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.

Child Care & Education Courses – 12 CEUs

  1. Childcare & Education I   
    1. Sem. 1:  Business Aspects of Child Care Facilities
    2. Sem. 2:  Personnel Techniques and Procedures
  2. Childcare & Education II
    1.  Sem. 1:  Establishing positive relationships with parents and families
    2. Sem. 2:  Providing a safe and secure child care environment
  3. Childcare & Education III
    1. Sem. 1:  Development stages for infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children
    2. Sem. 2:  Effective techniques for fostering positive self esteem
  4. Childcare & Education IV
    1. Sem. 1:  Early childhood academic and enrichment activities
    2. Sem. 2:  Managing behaviors, resolving conflicts

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. You will have up to six (6) months to complete the courses in this program.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

4. Can I get financial assistance?


Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11. When can I work on my courses?

Courses are self-paced and taught in an online learning environment available to all students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12. What if I need help with my coursework?

We will provide an instructor for academic support, as needed. Instructors usually respond to support requests the same business day, or within 24-48 hours.

13. If I choose a major like Child Care, how will I train to work with children?

While we provide you with all of the coursework you need in order to qualify for a Childcare Certification, you will find a local agency in your community to fulfill the hands-on training hours required.

14.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Darlene Lawrence is an Academic Coach and Childcare and Education Instructor with 5 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in teaching.

About this Course

Pursue your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and launch your career in childcare

If you like working with children, a career as a childcare professional might be right for you.  This certificate program in Childcare and Education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, while working at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment.

This program offers comprehensive coverage of all the topics you need to master to earn the certification.  In a series of courses, you'll learn about children's physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. You'll gain insights into how to foster positive relationships with families, and how to record children's progress and behavior. You'll also develop an understanding of how to create a safe and healthy environment for children and childcare workers. Upon completion of the program, you will have met the 120 hours of professional development required by The Council of Professional Recognition in order to obtain the national CDA credential.  

Don't let a busy schedule keep you from your career in childcare! This affordable, self-paced, online program is designed especially for working adult students. You'll learn at your own pace, and benefit from the support of a committed, knowledgeable instructor. You can start the program at any time of the year. Start preparing for your future now!

You will be given six (6) months to complete the program; however, since the course work is self-paced, you may be able to complete it in less time.

Note:  The CDA Credential is not provided with this program.  This program provides students with the education requirements needed to obtain their credential.  Please click here to see the requirements to apply for the CDA.

In this program, learn about the following:

  • Child Care
  • Teaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Organizational Skills

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program, you will complete a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.

Child Care & Education Courses – 12 CEUs

  1. Childcare & Education I   
    1. Sem. 1:  Business Aspects of Child Care Facilities
    2. Sem. 2:  Personnel Techniques and Procedures
  2. Childcare & Education II
    1.  Sem. 1:  Establishing positive relationships with parents and families
    2. Sem. 2:  Providing a safe and secure child care environment
  3. Childcare & Education III
    1. Sem. 1:  Development stages for infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children
    2. Sem. 2:  Effective techniques for fostering positive self esteem
  4. Childcare & Education IV
    1. Sem. 1:  Early childhood academic and enrichment activities
    2. Sem. 2:  Managing behaviors, resolving conflicts

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. You will have up to six (6) months to complete the courses in this program.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

4. Can I get financial assistance?


Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11. When can I work on my courses?

Courses are self-paced and taught in an online learning environment available to all students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12. What if I need help with my coursework?

We will provide an instructor for academic support, as needed. Instructors usually respond to support requests the same business day, or within 24-48 hours.

13. If I choose a major like Child Care, how will I train to work with children?

While we provide you with all of the coursework you need in order to qualify for a Childcare Certification, you will find a local agency in your community to fulfill the hands-on training hours required.

14.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Darlene Lawrence is an Academic Coach and Childcare and Education Instructor with 5 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in teaching.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES131
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 120 Hours

Course Outcomes

This program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Middle School Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Preschool / Childcare Teacher
  • Nanny / Babysitter

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