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FROG STREET CDA

TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Frog Street offers online coursework and the portfolio support necessary to apply for your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. The CDA credential is a widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is key to career advancement. Partner with Frog Street to take your career to the next level!

PROGRAM DETAILS

Overview

The CDA Credential is a competency-based credential based on theory and appropriate practice. Once your 120 hours of coursework is completed, you will have the required education to apply for your CDA certification.

The Frog Street CDA program offers 120 hours of the required coursework in the following concentration areas: Infant/Toddler, Pre-K, and Home Visitor. Learning modules are embedded in each course to support content learning and portfolio completion to ensure your success. Each course in the program includes practice examination questions and classroom observation tips.

At the end of your Frog Street CDA program, the Capstone Course will feature guidance on applying to the Council for Professional Recognition to obtain your CDA credential.

UNITS

FROG STREET CDA COURSES

Each of the following courses is offered in the three Frog Street CDA concentration areas: Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Home Visitor. You will select your concentration area and track preference (Regular or Fast Track) during the registration process.

In this course, students will enhance their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and explore teaching strategies that promote curiosity, reasoning, and problem-solving.

In this course, students will enhance their knowledge of learning experiences and teaching strategies to promote fine and gross motor development in young children.

In this course, students will enhance their teaching strategies to promote a variety of early literacy learning that will support children’s verbal and non-verbal skills. We will also highlight some strategies to support dual language learners.

In this course, students will enhance their teaching strategies and support children’s creativity while promoting development in music, movement, and visual arts.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area II, create their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will analyze safe environments and enhance their understanding of practices that prevent and reduce injuries.

In this course, students will enhance their understanding of promoting practices that promote health and wellness.

In this course, students will enhance their understanding of the use of physical space, materials, daily schedules and routines in an effort to provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area I of their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will increase their understanding of warm, positive, and responsive relationships with the children in their classroom. The students will be able to support children as individuals and encourage their sense of self.

In this course, students will develop the skills to help children express their feelings and acquire social skills. They will learn about creating a classroom community that is respectful to all.

In this course, students will learn strategies that promote a supportive environment. They will also enhance their skills on promoting self-regulation in the classroom.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area III of their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will increase their understanding of the importance of establishing responsive and cooperative relationships with families. They will also learn the difference between involvement and engagement.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area IV of their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will display understanding of documentation and program planning that supports organizational and communication skills.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area V of their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct in addition to comprehending information on personal and professional growth.

In this course, students will develop Competency Area VI of their professional portfolio and be assessed on their understanding of this competency.

In this course, students will be guided through the application process for the Council for Professional Recognition.

TALK TO A CDA CONSULTANT

Contact our Professional Development team to learn more about the CDA program.