2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development Associate Job Training Program

(Code 1245)

The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is conferred by the Council for Early Childhood Recognition (CECR). To be awarded this credential, students must complete requirements including work experience, supervised training and related instruction. Students who complete the ECDV courses listed below will meet the related instruction required by CERC. ECDV 101  CDA: The Credentialing Process, provides an overview of requirements for the CDA credential.

Students with a criminal record should consult the Michigan Department of Education to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor/advisor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.

Students interested in receiving an associate degree should see a counselor/advisor.

Upon completion of this program [CIP: 19.0706], graduates should be able to: 

  • display knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum design.
  • articulate administrative duties as related to childcare programs.
  • demonstrate knowledge of developmental processes relevant to early childhood.

Please Note:

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.