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Child Development (CTCDA)



This Child Development Certificate is the first level in a three-tier training program. This program prepares students for the assessment exam required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. It also prepares students for employment in child care centers or in family home daycare settings working with infants and toddlers, or preschoolers. Skills from the 13 functional areas required by the National Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition are emphasized.

Admissions Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 122 Essentials of Early Care and Education - I 4
CCP 123 Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4
CCP 132 Child Development Practicum I 1
CCP 133 Child Development Practicum II 1
Optional (not required): CCP 124 * 0
Total 10
Total Credits Required


*This additional course is not required for the WCC Certificate, but may be taken to prepare for the final assessment test administered by the National Council and to complete the final observation assessment for the Child Development Associate credential.

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