CDA: Introduction to CDA (ECE119)


Course Description

As a part of the national CDA credentialing process, this course is designed to help educators working in the Chinese or Spanish language communities to become familiar with the issues related to the care of children from birth to six years of age. Course material reviews general professional standards, appropriate practices, ethics of child care, legal and regulatory issues and explores the value of self-assessment, collaboration and appropriate lesson planning. In preparation for further CDA work, teachers enrolled in this course study the growth and development of children and are guided in techniques for planning a safe, healthy learning environment, advancing children’s physical and intellectual development, supporting children’s social and emotional development, in positive ways, and developing strategies for establishing productive relationships with families and methods for maintaining an effective program. This course is offered in a bilingual format, utilizing both English and Mandarin or Spanish language instruction. Prerequisite: Course enrollment is only open to CDA program participants ECE Core Competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Course Section Description

Contract Course: City of Boston. Starts 10-16-2023 ends 12-15-2023. This is an 8-week Hybrid course with asynchronous work via Brightspace and one online face-to-face meeting per week on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm via Zoom. No class during the week of Thanksgiving.