Course Code: GES132
Learn and review all items involved and required for a child development associate. Upon successfully completing the program, you will fulfill the requirements for renewing your CDA credential.
Discover the best methods for teaching basic social skills through the use of puppetry, play, circle time, and taking advantage of teachable moments. You will also learn about anger management for adults and survey proper workplace communication and confidentiality.
Learn how to teach preschool math using manipulatives and discover how children learn the alphabet. You will survey the creation and use of individualized education plans, discuss routines and transitions, and plan the development of social skills for school-age children. You will also learn the best ways to support cultural diversity in early childhood education.
Discover how to identify a variety of health concerns, learning disorders, and special needs. You will obtain autism awareness training, survey the difficulties associated with attention deficit disorders, and learn how to fully assess a child’s needs. You will also learn about HIV/AIDS awareness, child immunizations, whooping cough, and other infectious diseases.
Darlene Lawrence is an Academic Coach and Childcare and Education Instructor with 5 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in teaching.
This program is the right choice for you if you have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and wish to renew it.
This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet access and email capability.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
All materials for this program are available online.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given an initial six months to complete this program.
No additional materials are required for this program.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
Yes, the courses were designed specifically to meet the training requirements for the CDA. The courses can also be used for CDA renewal training requirements.
No, you can log out at any time using the exit button. The system will bookmark (remember) where you stopped. When you re-enter the course, it will take up where it left off.
You can print the certificate after successfully completing a course with a score of 70 percent or higher. Go to the Training Center Home Page (the page you see when you first log in) and select My Courses. When the list of courses you have enrolled in appears, look for the title of the course you completed and click the small certificate icon that appears at the end of the course title. The certificate will open, and you will be able to print it. Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (the download link is provided) to view and print the certificate.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.