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High School + Child Care

Online High School Child Development Associate (CDA) Part 2 Courses

Our CDA Part 2 course digs deeper into the essential skills needed for successful work as a CDA. You’ll study curriculum planning, team teaching, working with families, and diversity. Work through professional competency standards while you’re earning your high school diploma and determining if professional credentialing is right for you.

James Madison High School is accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). At JMHS you have the opportunity to work at your own pace from virtually anywhere so you can earn your high school diploma plus a Career Pathways Certificate on your own terms.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Part 2 is available only as part of the High School + Child Care program and is not available for individual purchase. It is part of a 2-semester program that includes CDA Part 1. If you’re ready to make early childhood education your career focus, enroll in our General Diploma + Childcare Career Pathways track today.

Course Summary

  • Course Name: Child Development Associate (CDA) Part 2
  • Subject Area: Career
  • Credits: 1 Unit
  • Track: Career Pathways
  • Price: Not Available For Single Purchase
  • Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
  • Book(s): Early Childhood Field Experience: Learning to Teach Well (2nd ed.), Kathryn W. Browne, Ann M. Gordon. Pearson Education, Inc. (2013)

*Students are also required to order the CDA Competency Standards book for the area that they are choosing to seek the CDA credential in (Preschool, Infant-Toddler, or Family-Childcare. This program does not prepare students for Home Visitor).

Course Description

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Vocational Electives provide students with the knowledge needed to start or further their careers in the education field. Each lesson in this two-part online program aligns with the professional child care competency areas required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. Lessons show students how to understand a child’s development process, recognize similarities and differences in young children, handle issues related to child behavior, create a safe and effective classroom environment, and plan age-appropriate learning activities.

Our online Child Development Associate (CDA) Part 2 course is part of our High School + Child Care curriculum. Call 1-800-349-6861 or enroll online now!