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The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (TM) is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA course through Early Childhood Connections covers the 8 key CDA subject areas: 1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, etc. 2. Advancing children’s physical & intellectual development Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, music, math, social studies, science, technology 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development Adult modeling, self-esteem, self-regulation, socialization, cultural identity, conflict resolution 4. Building productive relationships with families Parent involvement, home visits, conferences, referrals, communication strategies 5. Managing an effective program Planning, record keeping, reporting, community services 6. Maintaining a committment to professionalism Advocacy, ethical practices, workforce issues, professional development, goal setting, networking 7. Observing and recording children’s behavior Tools and strategies for objective observation and assessment of children’s behavior and learning to plan curriculum and individualize teaching, developmental delays, intervention strategies, individual education plans 8. Understanding principles of child development and learning Typical development expectations from birth to age 5, individual variation including children with special needs, cultural influences on development, an understanding of early brain developement The program cost is $750. Scholarships may be available up qualifications. For information about CDA registration, renewal or other information about the program, contact Janessa Bixel (605-342-6464).
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Home Parents/Families Teachers/Providers Starting Strong About
Early Childhood Connections
© Early Childhood Connections
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (TM) is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA course through Early Childhood Connections covers the 8 key CDA subject areas: 1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, etc. 2. Advancing children’s physical & intellectual development Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, music, math, social studies, science, technology 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development Adult modeling, self-esteem, self-regulation, socialization, cultural identity, conflict resolution 4. Building productive relationships with families Parent involvement, home visits, conferences, referrals, communication strategies 5. Managing an effective program Planning, record keeping, reporting, community services 6. Maintaining a committment to professionalism Advocacy, ethical practices, workforce issues, professional development, goal setting, networking 7. Observing and recording children’s behavior Tools and strategies for objective observation and assessment of children’s behavior and learning to plan curriculum and individualize teaching, developmental delays, intervention strategies, individual education plans 8. Understanding principles of child development and learning Typical development expectations from birth to age 5, individual variation including children with special needs, cultural influences on development, an understanding of early brain developement The program cost is $750. Scholarships may be available up qualifications. For information about CDA registration, renewal or other information about the program, contact Janessa Bixel (605-342-6464).
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Parents, Caregivers, and Educators
Early Childhood Connections
SD CDA Program
Early Childhood Connections
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© Early Childhood Connections
Parents, Caregivers, and Educators
SD CDA Program
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (TM) is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA course through Early Childhood Connections covers the 8 key CDA subject areas: 1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, etc. 2. Advancing children’s physical & intellectual development Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, music, math, social studies, science, technology 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development Adult modeling, self-esteem, self-regulation, socialization, cultural identity, conflict resolution 4. Building productive relationships with families Parent involvement, home visits, conferences, referrals, communication strategies 5. Managing an effective program Planning, record keeping, reporting, community services 6. Maintaining a committment to professionalism Advocacy, ethical practices, workforce issues, professional development, goal setting, networking 7. Observing and recording children’s behavior Tools and strategies for objective observation and assessment of children’s behavior and learning to plan curriculum and individualize teaching, developmental delays, intervention strategies, individual education plans 8. Understanding principles of child development and learning Typical development expectations from birth to age 5, individual variation including children with special needs, cultural influences on development, an understanding of early brain developement The program cost is $750. Scholarships may be available up qualifications. For information about CDA registration, renewal or other information about the program, contact Janessa Bixel (605-342-6464).
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