CURRICULAR GUIDE

CDA Credential Training
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0921  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

The CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential is a national credential earned
by individuals working with children age five and younger in a group child care
setting. This certificate provides the training required for CDA credential

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 11 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHDV 101    Child Growth/Devel:0-5 Years                                     4
CHDV 111    Child Guidance/Communication                                     4
CHDV 251    CDA Credentialing Preparation                                    3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 3-4 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:                                                          3-4 Credits
CHDV 220    Preschool Curric/Learning Env                                    4
CHDV 221    Infant-Toddler Program Dev                                       3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   14

1.    Each course must be completed with a 2.0 minimum grade to be counted
      toward certificate completion.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III
CHDV 101          Lim.Ch.           CHDV 251
CHDV 111