Family Child Care CDA Course Subject Areas

As part of the application requirements for a CDA, you must complete 120 hours of formal child care training. This training must cover eight subject areas as outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition, and you must complete a minimum of 10 hours of training in each subject area. Our FamilyChild Care CDA Set meets all of these requirements. To learn about how each subject area is addressed by our courses, please refer to the following chart.

CDA Subject Areas
Care Courses included in the Family Child Care Set and how they apply to the CDA Subject Areas
1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers + Managing Health and Safety in Child Care
2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
Child Development and Guidance + Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers
3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development Child Development and Guidance + Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem
4. Building productive relationships with families Parents and Child Care
5. Managing an effective program operation Parents and Child Care + The Early Childhood Professional
6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism  The Early Childhood Professional
7. Observing and recording children’s behavior Observing, Recording and Assessing Children’s Development
8. Understanding principles of child development and learning
Principles of Child Development and Learning