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CDA Virtual Classroom - Unit 4 (15 hours)


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15 Hours of CDA Training Online   $60


(Unit 4) Building Productive Relationships with Families​ ​(15 hours) ​

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Unit 4 Agenda

  1. Course Requirements
  2. CDA Process
  3. CDA Portfolio

Topic 1: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness (3 hours)
  • CS IV b Awareness of Children’s Home Life
  • Resource IV-2  Family Resources Guide: ​Translation Service
Topic 2: Spanish in the Early Childhood Classroom (1 hour)
Topic 3: Family and Community Partnerships (3 hours) 
  • CS IV a Communication with Families
  • Resource IV-1  Family Resources Guide: Family Counseling
Topic 4: Family Activity Nights (1 hour)​
Topic 5: Supporting Families with Special Needs (3 hours)
  • ​Resource IV-3  Family Resources Guide: Children with Disabilities
Topic 6: Operation: Military Families (2 hours)
  • Resource IV-4  Family Resources Guide: ​Child Development Resources
Topic 7: Using Literature to Support Diverse Families (2 hours)​

Competency Statement #4
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​In Unit 4, you will learn the basics about communicating with parents. We will highlight ways to collect and share information with families in caring, supportive and easy-to-understand ways.

CDA applicants must complete a full 120 hours of training for professional early childhood education. ​
This course is designed to meet the educational requirements for the National CDA Credential.  Once you complete all 8 Units, you will have the required formal education to apply for a Child Development Associate Credential.

Refer to pages 8-9 in the CDA Competency Standards Book for more information on training requirements to apply for the CDA Credential.

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