Program Overview

Tri County Tech offers formal training and guidance for students to complete the necessary steps to receive their CDA certification. This 16-week course will train students in child safety and health, designing proper learning environments, child growth and development, involving families and the community, program planning, record keeping, developing as a professional, and putting together a portfolio.

Prerequisites

  • First Aid
  • Infant/Child CPR
  • Background Check & Fingerprinting

Certifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Requires an additional 480 hours working with children in specific CDA age group (infant/toddler or preschool) and a $425 application and testing fee.

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Public School Teaching Assistant

Program Length & Cost

  • Monday evenings, 6-9pm
  • One semester
  • $399

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available. Contact Laci Davis at 918.331.3261.

How To Enroll

Contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

Compass Testing

Compass testing is required for all students applying for Fast Track programs. Compass tests are every Tuesday, 8am-2pm and are first come, first served. Cost for testing is $20, and there is no charge if retesting is required. Call Tonya at 918.331.3226 for more details.

Child Development Associate Program Brochure

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