Child Development Associate Training

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Child Development AssociateFew things in life are more rewarding than helping a child develop and grow. If you have a passion for working with young children, pursuing a career as a childcare professional may be the perfect choice for you. Vista College, a leading provider of convenient and cost-effective continuing education programs for busy adults, can help you achieve your dream. Our online Child Development Associate training program can provide the knowledge you need to reach your career goals in the comfort of your home, office or wherever you have Internet access.

Become a Certified Childcare Professional

Certification is essential for anyone who wishes to become a childcare professional. Successful completion of our CDA training program enables you to fulfill the professional development requirements that are necessary to receive the prestigious Child Development Associate credential from the Council for Professional Recognition. The Council is a widely respected certifying body that is dedicated to improving the performance of childhood education professionals and caregivers who work with children from birth to five years of age. This CDA credential is highly valued by many organizations that hire childcare professionals and can give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

A Comprehensive Learning Experience Covering Vital Aspects of Early Childhood Education

Our all-encompassing 120-hour online training program covers all aspects of the early childhood developmental and educational process. During your training, you will learn how to identify and address the needs of young children from a physical, social, emotional and intellectual perspective and how to monitor and record their progress and behavior. You will also gain an understanding of the family dynamic and the role it plays in childhood development. Additionally, you will learn about the various business aspects childcare facilities and how to keep the environment safe for the children as well as the childcare workers.

Preparing for the CDA Program and Certification

Enrollment in the Vista College CDA training program is open to anyone who wishes to expand their childcare knowledge base, although many employers in the field require job applicants to have a high school diploma or GED. In addition to completing the course, fulfillment of additional requirements is necessary as part of the CDA certification process. To access the online course materials, you will need a Web-enabled PC or Mac equipped with Windows 7, Vista or XP and the IE 6 Web browser or later version, or any version of the Firefox browser. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader, Macromedia Flash Player 8 or later version, Sun JVM 1.4 or later version and JavaScript.

Self-Directed Training Gives You Control of the Learning Process

Vista College online learning programs allow you fit learning into your busy lifestyle. Our CDA course is accessible around the clock, so you can study whenever it is most convenient for you. You control the pace at which you progress through the program, which results in a stress-free learning experience. The program is facilitated by a knowledgeable instructor who will be there to guide you every step of the way. You will have six months to complete the program, but if you need additional time, a one-month extension is available at a cost of $150.


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