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CDA Virtual Classroom - Unit 5 (15 hours)


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15 Hours of CDA Training Online   $60


​(Unit 5) Managing an Effective Program Operation​ ​(15 hours) ​

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Unit 5 Agenda

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

Topic 1: Environments Which Nurture Children (1 hour) ​
  • Professional Portfolio: Resource CS I b Room Environment​
Topic 2: Planning Developmentally Appropriate Activities (2 hours) ​
Topic 3: Back-to-School Transition Tools for the Early Childhood Teacher (2 hours)
Topic 4: Early Childhood Classroom Schedules and Routines (2 hours)
Topic 5: Incorporating Montessori Elements in Program Planning (1 hour)
Topic 6: Organizing Learning Centers (1 hour)
Topic 7: The Dramatic Play Learning Center (2 hours)
​Topic 8: Cooking Up Fun! (4 hours)  

Competency Statement #5
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Unit 5 Review

In Unit 5 you will learn basic information about planning for an early care and education classroom. The daily schedule and weekly lesson plan are the planning tools that organize the daily routines and activities for the early childhood program. ​You will learn how curriculum and the planning and implementing of developmentally appropriate experiences and activities contribute to the management of your program.

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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