This curriculum is designed for students who are currently working in child care to advance in their employment in either early childhood or infant-toddler or family childcare programs. This curriculum addresses the national Child Development Associate competencies and functional areas. As part of this curriculum plan, students complete the application and assessment process for the CDA National Credential administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Students must have completed 480 hours of experience working with children within the past three years to apply for the CDA Credential. Students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in the CDA preparation courses may apply the credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives.
Note: It is required that students selecting this option be currently working in child care as an infant, toddler, preschool, or family child care home providers.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.