Child Development Associate with Office Management

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Earn the educational prerequisites needed to apply for Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. Start today!

415 hours/9 months
CDA prerequisites

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Program Overview

If you like working with children, a career as a childcare professional might be right for you.

This certificate program in Childcare and Education qualifies for the required 120 hours of professional development needed to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. We'll also introduce you to the office management side of the job.

Start this program at any time of the year and enjoy a flexible, self-paced online learning experience. Don't let a busy schedule keep you from a career in childcare!

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

By completing this program, you'll earn a self-study certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential. That includes at least 10 hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas. Please note, there are other CDA prerequisites relating to work experience and more that you'll need to meet independently. Learn more here.

Childcare & Education I covers the business side of working with children, whether you're interested in teaching, childcare/daycare, or nannying. Childcare & Education II explores how to build positive and productive relationships with guardians, families, and children. In Childcare & Education III, you'll learn about child development and the milestones for infants, toddlers, and pre-school-age children, as well as ways to foster positive self-esteem. Childcare & Education IV will delve into practical strategies for learning activities, behavior management, and conflict resolution.

In addition to the Childcare & Education curriculum, this program provides additional training for administrative skills and duties that can round out your resume and set you up for success. You'll tackle the Microsoft Office suite and develop important professional skills like business etiquette, communication, problem-solving, time management, and customer service.

You'll also get one voucher for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam of your choice, including Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, or Outlook.

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