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Our CDA program is made up of 40 Sessions with each session being 3 hours long (120 hours total).  Below you will see the list of topics we will be covering during each session.

 

Session 1 - Introduction and Orientation

Session 2 - Qualities of a Great Teacher

Session 3 - The Early Childhood Field

Session 4 - Infancy and Brain Development

Session 5 - Domains of Development

Session 6 - Assessment

Session 7 - Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Session 8 - Special Needs and Inclusion

Session 9 - Safety

Session 10 - Health

Session 11 - Nutrition

Session 12 - Schedules and Transitions

Session 13 - Lesson Planning

Session 14 - Spaces and Furnishings

Session 15 - Learning Centers - Blocks

Session 16 - Learning Centers - Dramatic Play

Session 17 - Temperaments

Session 18 - Group Times

Session 19 - Cultural Diversity

Session 20 - Positive Guidance

Session 21 - Child Abuse

Session 22 - Practice Tests

Session 23 - Sensory Materials

Session 24 - Communication and Language

Session 25 - Literacy

Session 26 - Music

Session 27 - Art

Session 28 - Math

Session 29 - Science

Session 30 - 3rd Quarter Review

Session 31 - Teaching Styles

Session 32 - Parent Communication

Session 33 - Strengthening Families

Session 34 - Policies & Procedures

Session 35 - School-age Care

Session 36 - The Outdoor Classroom

Session 37 - Being Environmentally Responsible

Session 38 - Stress Management

Session 39 - Practice Tests

Session 40 - Putting it all Together

 

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For more information about the CDA Credential including renewal process, enrollment requirements and much more, please visit their website at:
http://www.cdacouncil.org/