Students in the Early Childhood Care diploma program are prepared to work with children from infancy through middle-childhood in learning environments such as childcare centers – both home and center-based – child development programs, intervention programs, recreation programs and more. The program Is aligned to NAEYC standards and the CDA credential.
The courses in the Early Childhood Care diploma fulfill the 120-hour educational requirement for the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential awarded through the Council for Professional Recognition. As the most widely recognized credential in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field, students are encouraged to apply for the CDA upon completion.
The Council for Professional Recognition has specific requirements for the CDA credentialing process in addition to the formal education components included in this program.
A career in the Early Childhood Education field may involve meeting certain licensing, training and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Bryant & Stratton College recommends that you check with the licensing agency in your state for specific requirements. The Early Childhood Care and Development diploma involves early childhood practice experiences that may be completed within a live childcare environment. A background check may be required prior to participation as well as for employment within the Early Childhood Education field.
The Early Childhood Care diploma program provides students with the ability to:>