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Child Care: Early Childhood Development Professional

Lehman offers a program based upon the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Competency Standards for Preschool Children. Successful completion of this program is a first step toward receiving a credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Students enrolled in the program receive help in preparing for the assessment process leading to the CDA credential. *NOTE: In addition to the education requirement, which this certificate fulfills, students must meet a 480-hour field experience requirement to earn a CDA credential.

Requirements:

Students must complete the eight required topics (125 hours) with a 70 percent average on exams and projects and attend at least 80 percent of classroom instruction for each course. Participants may start the program in any term. Classes meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED or permission of the program coordinator; writing proficiency.

(125 hours). Tuition may be for full program or by semester. Financial aid may be available to program participants (see here). Those with 6 months or more recent experience in Early Childhood field may be eligible for NYS Educational Incentive Scholarship Program EIP grant www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu or call 1-800-295-9616. NOTE: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) college credits may be available through Lehman College Adult Degree program to those who complete this class.

Topics include:

Principles of Child Growth and Development
Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development
Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment
Promoting Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development
Establishing Productive Relationships with Families
Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior
Managing an Effective Program Operation
Committment to Professionalism and Seminar on Child Abuse (NOTE: This seminar does not satisfy New York State requirement for Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.)

Full Program

Child Care Program

42 sessions / 125 hours / COTC / $1195

Child Care Program: Fall

23 sessions / 69 hours / COTC / $660*
*Those who attended SU also, pay $340.
Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior
Managing an Effective Program Operation
Committment to Professionalism and Seminar on Child Abuse (NOTE: This seminar does not satisfy New York State requirement for Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.)

Rcommended Courses

Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
CAP 10/$39 Visit www.lehman-ce.org for more information. NO REFUNDS are applicable to this online workshop. You will be e-mailed login and password information within 24-48 business hours.
Needs of Students with Autism Workshop (online)
SWA 10/$39 Visit www.lehman-ce.org for more information.NO REFUNDS are applicable to this online workshop. You will be e-mailed login and password information within 24-48 business hours.

First Aid (AHA American Heart Association Cert.)
MAS 17 /1 session / 3 hours / COTC / $39
CPR: BLS (Basic Life Support) with AED (Required for CNA, EKG/PLB, PCT Tech)
CPR 100 /1 session / 6 hours / COTC / $115

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