CDA Mission Statement
CDA Course- General Overview
Welcome to your CDA Journey
Safety and Supervision of Young Children
Learn how to create safe learning environments for young children according to state laws. Discover fun ways to model safety for and teach safety to the children.
Health, Wellness and Nutrition of Young Children
Learn about state laws for keeping children healthy, fun ways to educate children about health and nutrition and modeling healthy behavior with young children.
Creating Beautiful Learning Environments for Young Children
Learn how to create beautiful, inclusive and educational play-based learning environments for young children. Discover dynamic ways to connect with the children and bring their learning to the next level.
The Physical and Adaptive Domains
Learn about important milestones in young children's physical and adaptive development and how to best support those milestones. Be prepared to move and groove!
The Cognitive Domain
Focusing on sensory, science, mathematics and technology, learn about creating dynamic learning centers that will motivate young children to want to learn critical thinking skills and strengthen their executive functions.
Learn how language/literacy activities can be woven throughout all areas of curriculum all day long, giving children opportunities to reach important milestones while building their self-confidence. Come up with new ideas for creating beautiful literacy centers in your classroom.
The Child's Sense of Self
Discover how you can help young children feel emotionally safe, practice managing their emotions, and build positive self-esteem by honoring their family home culture, individuality, and celebrating their strengths.
Social Life of the Child
Just as we are responsible for supporting children's cognitive, language and physical development, we must guide them on how to interact with others in the classroom environment. Learn important teaching practices and curriculum activities for helping young children reach social milestones throughout the school-day.
With our help children can learn how to solve social problems and work alongside others in a diverse and inclusive world. Learn teaching strategies for creating peaceful, joyful classrooms where problems and mistakes are seen as learning opportunities and children are guided by love and patience.
Partnering with Families
Partnering with families is vital to children's positive self-esteem, ability to control their emotions, and learn academic skills. Discover ways to connect and communicate with families.
Classroom Program Management
Throughout the course you have learned about managing a classroom program and using observation tools to support children's learning, Now we will pull it all together, adding the final few pieces of the classroom management puzzle. Decide which observation tools are right for you. Fine tune your program management skills for a harmonious, well-run classroom or home.
Throughout the course we have explored the culture of early childhood education and what it means to be a professional in the field. Learn how you can advocate for young children, families and the ECE profession. Define yourself as the awesome professional you are.
Your Journey Continues
Celebrate your accomplishments so far and learn about the next steps on your CDA journey.