Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Rose Snyder
Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
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PennAEYC CDA Class -Online

lPennAEYC CDA Credential Instruction Course. This course offers 120 hours of classroom instruction to prepare the student seeking** the CDA Credential offered from the National Council for Professional Recognition. Classes are scheduled Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm and 3 Saturday dates. PennAEYC is please to offer a partnership with Harrisburg Community College (HACC) to award six(6) credits for the PennAEYC CDA Course when a student enrolls in the HACC Early Childhood Education Program.

Classes will meet the following times: Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm starting September 22, 2020 through June 1, 2020 and 3 Saturday dates. Class dates are listed below.  

  • September: Tuesdays-09/22, 09/29, 
  • October: Tuesdays-10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
  • November: (no class Tuesday, Nov 3/Election DayTuesdays-11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 
  • December: Tuesdays-12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22  (no class Tuesday, Dec 29) 
  • January: Tuesdays-1/05, 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 
  • February: Tuesdays-02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, Saturday, 02/27 (6 hours + break)
  • March: Tuesdays-03/02, 03/09, 03/16, 03/23, 03/30, 
  • April: Tuesday, 04/06, Saturday, 04/10 (6 hours + break)             Tuesdays, 04/13, 04/20, 04/27, 
  • May: Tuesday-05/04, (no class Tuesday, May 11), Tuesday, 05/18, Saturday, 05/22 (6 hours + break), Tuesday, 05/25, 
  • Last Class-Tuesday-June: 06/01

 Class Registration Fees: Cost of the 120 clock hr. class is $100.00* due by Sept 22, 2020. *PennAEYC will fully reimburse the course registration fee ($100) upon the successful completion of the entire course in June 2021.  Refunds will NOT be given for any other reason (no-show, incomplete or cancellations)                  

Checks are payable to: PennAEYC                                                                    Mail checks to: PennAEYC                                                                                                          Attn: Rose Snyder                                                                                              415 Market Street, Suite 206                                                                              Harrisburg PA 17101

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Instructor Karen Rucker offers students her expertise and experience on the journey through the 120 clock hours of classroom instruction, portfolio development, application and follow up support in the preparation for a verification visit by the Council for Professional Recognition.

**It is important to note this this class does not award the CDA or college credits, it provides the necessary classroom instruction and prepares the student for the verification visit by the CDA council.

Program Overview:                                                                                     The CDA Credential program includes 120 clock hours of classroom instruction to prepare the student seeking** the CDA in eight key knowledge areas of early care and education. The key areas are defined by the CDA Council for ages infants through preschool; including:

1)      planning a safe, healthy learning environment

2)      advancing children’s physical and intellectual development

3)      supporting children’s social and emotional development

4)      building productive relationships with families

5)       managing an effective program

6)       maintaining a commitment to professionalism

7)       observing and recording children’s behavior; and

8)       understanding the principles of child development and learning.

Coursework includes a foundation in child development theory and practical application of developmentally-appropriate practices.