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Child Development Associate Training Renewal

Renew your Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials online in the comfort of your own home! Through this convenient, affordable program, designed especially for working adult students, you will earn the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA certification. The program is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will benefit from the support of a committed, knowledgeable instructor. You can start the program at any time of the year. Don't let a busy schedule keep you from completing your renewal training!

These courses provide the 45 hours or 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required by the CDA Council to renew your CDA credential. The courses are selected from the eight CDA competency areas to provide a breadth of knowledge, and they support the requirements for renewing your certification for Associates original settings, age-level endorsement, and specialization. Upon successfully completing this program, you will fulfill the requirements for renewing your CDA credential.

6 Months / 45 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

George Mason University Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website.

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Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Child Development Associate Training Renewal

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

Contact Us

Child Development Associate Training Renewal Details + Objective

Course Code: GES132

You Will Learn
  • Learn about childcare business management, organizational leadership, and educational programming
  • Examine crucial topics for continuing education in the field of childcare
  • Review the material needed to fulfill the requirements for renewing your CDA credential
  • Discover the best practices for working with children and their families
  • Learn how to create and implement individualized education plans
  • Understand how to assess childhood development and identify special needs
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 45 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Renew your Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials online in the comfort of your own home
  • Work at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment
  • Fulfill a CDA requirement easily and affordably
  • Benefit from a convenient program designed especially for working adult students
  • Gain the training you need to master the best practices for working with young children and their families
Child Development Associate Training Renewal Outline
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Forty-Five Hour Credential Renewal Catalog

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.

Communication and Social Skills

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.

Learning and School Development

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.

Identifying Disorders and Special Needs

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.

Child Development Associate Training Renewal Instructors
Darlene Lawrence

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.

Child Development Associate Training Renewal Requirements / Prerequisites

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.

For Windows users, you will need to have Windows XP, Vista, 7, or greater. For Mac users, you will need to have Mac OSX version 10.5 or greater. You will need to use Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Firefox version 10 or later, Apple Safari 5.0.3 or later, or Google Chrome version 0.11.257.201 (including 11.0.696.57 update) or later. You will also need to enable JavaScript in your browser options.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Flash Player.

Hardware:

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • Standard mouse, keyboard, speakers and sound card 

All materials for this program are available online.

Child Development Associate Training Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

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.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

Can I get financial assistance?

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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Who will be my instructor?

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.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

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.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

Can I apply the courses to my CDA training requirements?

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.

Once I start a course, do I need to finish it before I log out?

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.

How do I get a completion certificate when I finish a course?

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.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690(855) 534-3690 FREE. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

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.

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