Overview

The certification is delivered in an accelerated format, consisting of two courses, CDA Topics 1 and CDA Topics 2) in a 15-week semester by combining both in-person and online instruction. Note: students must have strong computer skills and ability to work well online to succeed in the hybrid course.

T.E.A.C.H. Grant eligible. Please visit the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Associate (OCCRA) or call 877-547-6978 for more information and to apply.

Training Outcomes

JOB TITLES AT COURSE COMPLETION

  • Childcare Worker

CINCINNATI STATE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Schedule

Workforce Development Center, Evendale Campus

Start DateEnd DateDayTimeDelivery
August 17, 2021November 30, 2021Tuesday6:30 PM – 9:30 PMONLINE
Please contact us at (513) 569-1643 or email us at askwdc@cincinnatistate.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Workforce Development Center, Middletown Campus

Start DateEnd DateDayTimeDelivery
August 19, 2021December 2, 2021Thursday6:30 PM – 9:30 PMONLINE
Please contact us at (513) 569-1643 or email us at askwdc@cincinnatistate.edu for the most up-to-date information.
Curriculum

Child Development Associate (CDA) Topics 1, WDC Certificate

COURSE COURSE NUMBERCONTACT HOURSCREDIT HOURSCOURSE FEE
CDA Topics 1
This course provides 60 of the 120 clock-hours of training required by the Council for Early Childhood Professionals Recognition/CDA National Credential Program. Topics include: six competency standards and 13 functional areas required for the credential program, focusing on the competency areas safe and healthy environments, physical and intellectual competence, and social and emotional development.
ECE 111604$663.00

Child Development Associate (CDA) Topics 2

COURSE COURSE NUMBERCONTACT HOURSCREDIT HOURSCOURSE FEE
CDA Topics 2
A continuation of ECE 111 that provides 60 clock-hours of additional training. Topics include: six competency standards and 13 functional areas, focusing on relationships with families, program organization, and professionalism, as well as preparing for the competency test and portfolio review.
ECE 112604$663.00
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Contacts

Division Office

WDC Administrative Office