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    Aug 07, 2022  
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog 
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog

Early Childhood CDA Prep, CC

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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

The Early Childhood CDA Prep Certificate is designed to provide fundamental course work for entry level employment as an aide in the early care and education field. It also serves as the educational component for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). The CDA is a national credential awarded through the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Credits in this program may be applied to the Professional Child Care Certificate and/or Early Childhood Teaching or Management Associate Degree Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.
  • Advance the physical and intellectual competence of young children.
  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Ensure a well-run program that is responsive to participant needs.
  • Maintain a commitment to professionalism.

Program Guide


Total Credits=18

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