ClassesOnline4U ClassesCDASubjectAreasClock Hours)We do offer a complete CDA Credential program, but our individual classes may also be used in a personally designed program toward your 120 required hours of training.
We recommend that you:btain a Field Advisor (contact CDA Councilfor a list or help).Purchase the CDA Training Manual, Essentialsor a similar help, such as Caring for Children in Family Child Careweb page outline of stagesSubject AreaFunctional Areaof Classes CDA COMPETENCY GOALS Subject Areas FUNCTIONAL AREASCLASSESGoal I.
To establish and maintain a safe, healthy equiredPlanning a safe, healthy environment to invite learning.e.g.Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, provides a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries.Candidate Performance Items:1.1All toys and materials provided for use by children are safe.1.2Supervision is appropriate for developmental level of children.1.3Emergency procedures are planned in advance and are well organized.Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Automated External DefibrillatorsBack CareDisaster and SmallKeeping Children Safe (2 clock hours)Playground promotes good health and nutrition and provides an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness.2.1 General hygiene practices are consistently implemented to cut down the spread of infectious disease.2.2 Health maintenance habits in children are encouraged.2.3Diapering/toileting procedures are organized to maintain health.2.4Meals/snacks meet the developmental needs of children.2.5Pleasant and appropriate environment conduciveto rest is provided daily.Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Basic CleanlinessBloodborne Pathogens Bone HealthChildhood RashCommon Illnesses:
What to do.Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (2 clock hours)Giving Medicines to ChildrenHeadliceSIDSShaken Baby SyndromeBasic Kitchen SanitationFeeding ChildrenGeneral NutritionSpecial Dietary NeedsA Healthy Environment (2 hours)CoursesHIV/AIDS (2 clock hours)Preschool Fitness I (5 clock hours)3.
Candidate uses space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and njoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.3.1Wellarranged space, which meets the developmental needs of children during routines and play, is provided.3.2A variety of developmentallyappropriate materials are made available.3.3Materials for play are wellorganized.3.4Schedule provided meets childrens need for routine and play.Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Creative Learning Environments (4 clock hours) Designing CentersDesigning Centers #2Designing Centers #3Lunchtime is Learning TimeSkills for Everyday LivingSkills for Everyday Living Goal II.
To advance physical and intellectual competenceSubjectArea.rs equiredSteps to advance childrens physical and intellectual developmente.g.Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, provides a variety of equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the physical development of children.4.1A variety of activities are offered which enable children to develop their large muscles.4.2A variety of activities are offered which enable children to develop their small muscles.4.3Program activities adapt to meet individual needs and special needs of children with disabilities.4.4pportunities are offered to help children develop their senses.Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Physical Development (2 clock hours)Preschool Fitness :
Insideand OutCourses1.Preschool Fitness I (5 clock hours) provides activities and Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problemsolving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.5.1A variety of ageappropriate materials and activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problemsolving are accessible to children throughout the day.5.2Interactions provide support for play, exploration, and learning.5.3dividual learning styles are recognized.1.Basic Curriculum I Basic Curriculum IIBasic Curriculum IIIBasic Curriculum IVTeaching with ColorCognitive Development (2 hours)CoursesBasic Curriculum (4 clock actively communicates with children and provides opportunities and support for children to understand, acquire, and use verbal and nonverbal means of communicating thoughts and feelings.6.1 Communication with each child ifrequent.6.2Talk with children is developmentally appropriate.6.3Children are encouraged to talk.6.4Childrens attempts to communicate are responded to positively.6.5A developmentallyappropriate, printrich environment, in which children learn bout books, literature, and writing, is provided.Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Promoting Childrens Communication (2 hours)Basics of SigningSign Language with InfantsSign Language with ToddlersSign Language with PreschoolersLunchtime isLearning provides opportunities that stimulate children to play with sound, rhythm, language, materials, space, and ideas in individual Classes - 1 clock hr unless otherwise noted Creative Development (2 hours)2.Arts and Crafts Basicsways and to express their creative abilities.
7.1Individual expression and creativity are appreciated.7.2Many appropriate music experiences are available to children.7.3Art experiences are age appropriate and varied.7.4Dramatic play experiences, with a variety of ageappropriate props, are available.7
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Prof res coll 2 pg guide
Professional Resource File (PRF): To prepare your binder, you will need: a pack of at least twenty-five clear plastic page protectors a pack of least eight dividers with tabs a pack of self-stick plain white labels (1 inch by 3 inch is a good size, at least 17) Create the title sheet to slide under the clear front cover of your binder.Type in a large, bold font, centered on the page.
It should read as follows: Your Name Professional Resource File Date (Leave blank.
This is the date of your visit from the CDA Council Representative) Dont use clip art, drawings, or photos.
This is a PRF, and needs to look neat, sharp & professional.Put the dividers in the binder first, making small labels to stick on the eight side tabs as follows: 1.Autobiography 2.Competency Goal Statements 3.Resource Collection Items Autobiography: Write 300 words about yourself.The statement must answer these questions: 1.
Who are you?
Why did you decide to work with young children?
What are your future goals in the early childhood field?
Competency Goal Statements:For each Statement of Competence, you will need to write a 200-500 word paper (a total of six 200-500 word papers).
Each paper will respond to one of the following statements.#1- To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment #2- To advance physical and intellectual competence#3- To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance #4- To establish positive and productive relationships with families #5- To ensure a well run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs #6- To maintain a commitment to professionalism Each paper should be written in narrative style (ex.full, complete sentences) Each statement should answer two questions.
What does this goal mean to me? 2.
How do I implement this into my program?
these are examples of what you currently do in your program (therefore, use I do not, I will do) Use pg 37-68 in your CDA book (in your packet) to help you with this section.Resource Collection Items:Item #1: Provide a summary of the legal requirements in your state regarding child abuse and neglect, include contact information for the appropriate agency, and provide a copy of your programs policy regarding your responsibility to report child abuse and neglect.Item #2: Include the current certificate of completion of a certified pediatric first aid training course (includes treatment for blocked airway and providing rescue breathing for infants/young children).
Item #3: Use the Internet, the public library, or your programs professional library to obtain the name and contact information for an agency that supplies information on nutrition for children and/or nutrition education for families.Item #4: Provide a sample of your weekly plan.
Make sure the plan includes goals for childrens learning and development, brief description of planned learning experiences.
Make sure the plan includes accommodations for children with special needs (whether for children you currently serve or may serve in the future).
Item #5: Select a total of 4 songs, finger plays, word games, OR poems that you can use with children to promote phonological awareness.(Note: NOT 4 songs, 4 finger plays, 4 word games).
Describe strategies to promote phonological awareness among children whose home language is other than English.Item #6: Describe 9 learning experiences for children.
Each experience should promote physical, cognitive, and creative development.
Describe the goals, materials, and teaching strategies used.
For infant/toddler endorsementThe learning experiences should be for young infants, mobile infants, and toddlers (3 activities for young infants, 3 for mobile infants, and 3 for toddlers)For preschool endorsementThe learning experiences should be for three, four, and five year old children (3 activities for three-year olds, 3 for four-year-olds, and 3 for five-year-olds)For family child care endorsementThe learning experiences should be for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (3 activities for infants, 3 for toddlers, and 3 for preschoolers)Item #7: Provide the titles, authors, publishers, copyright dates, and short summary of 10 age appropriate childrens books that you use to support development of childrens self-concept and self-esteem, and to deal with lifes challenges.
Use the books you have in your programs libraryItem #8: Use the Internet, a public library, or your programs professional library to obtain 2 resources designed to assist teachers in constructively dealing with childrens challenging behaviors (such as hitting, biting, or shyness).
This states designed to assist teachers, not to assist parents.
Item #9: Provide the name and telephone number for an agency in the community where you work for making referrals for family counseling.
Item #10: Provide the name and contact information for an agency in your community that provides resources, materials, and translation services for families whose home language is other than English.Item #11: Provide a copy of your program policies that specify parent responsibilities and what the program does for parents.
You may find this information in the Parent Handbook/orientation materials or your contracts/policies.Item #12: Provide samples of the following record keeping forms used in early childhood programs.Accident reportEmergency form (who to contact incase of emergency)A third form of your choice Item #13: Use the Internet, the public library, or your programs professional library to obtain the name, address, and phone number of your states agency that regulates child care centers and homes.
Go to out the section describing qualifications and requirements for child care personnel labeled Personnel and highlight the parts that are relat