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CDA Make-Up Information

During the CDA process, candidates are allowed to miss TWO sessions/topics and make them up by researching and presenting information on the missed topic. If more than two topics are missed, candidates will have to attend the class for that/those topic(s) the next time it is scheduled. *There may be extenuating circumstances that would allow more than two sessions to be made up with a presentation. These   situations must be discussed with the Program Coordinator and the CDA trainer. In order to direct your research on the missed topic, you will be provided with a guide. This guide will give you the topics that you need to cover, specific concepts that are associated with the topic, and questions to answer following your independent research (the purpose of this is to ensure that the candidate is finding information similar to what was presented by the CDA trainer). The candidate will discuss with the trainer how and when the information will be presented. Candidates might prepare a PowerPoint, create a handout, or write a summary of the topic. When this step is complete, the candidate will receive credit for the session that was missed. If you have any questions concerning the process, contact the session trainer or the CDA Program Coordinator.
1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment      1.1 Safe Environments      1.2 Promoting Healthy Habits Nutrition and Infectious Diseases      1.3 Child Abuse and Neglect      1.4 Creating Environments for Learning 2. Advancing children’s physical & intellectual development      2.1 Brain Development      2.2 Milestones of Infant and Toddler Development      2.3 MIlestones of Preschool Development      2.4 Teachable Moments 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development      3.1 How Children Learn - Multiple Intelligence Theory      3.2 Understanding Temperaments      3.3 Observing Young Children      3.4 Organizing and Managing Your Child Observations 4. Building productive relationships with families      4.1 Literacy Development      4.2 Activities to Encourage Physical Development      4.3 Creativity and the Whole Child      4.4 The Value of Play
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© Early Childhood Connections 2020
Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.

CDA Make-Up Information

During the CDA process, candidates are allowed to miss TWO sessions/topics and make them up by researching and presenting information on the missed topic. If more than two topics are missed, candidates will have to attend the class for that/those topic(s) the next time it is scheduled. *There may be extenuating circumstances that would allow more than two sessions to be made up with a presentation. These   situations must be discussed with the Program Coordinator and the CDA trainer. In order to direct your research on the missed topic, you will be provided with a guide. This guide will give you the topics that you need to cover, specific concepts that are associated with the topic, and questions to answer following your independent research (the purpose of this is to ensure that the candidate is finding information similar to what was presented by the CDA trainer). The candidate will discuss with the trainer how and when the information will be presented. Candidates might prepare a PowerPoint, create a handout, or write a summary of the topic. When this step is complete, the candidate will receive credit for the session that was missed. If you have any questions concerning the process, contact the session trainer or the CDA Program Coordinator.
1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment      1.1 Safe Environments      1.2 Promoting Healthy Habits Nutrition and Infectious Diseases      1.3 Child Abuse and Neglect      1.4 Creating Environments for Learning 2. Advancing children’s physical & intellectual development      2.1 Brain Development      2.2 Milestones of Infant and Toddler Development      2.3 MIlestones of Preschool Development      2.4 Teachable Moments 3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development      3.1 How Children Learn - Multiple Intelligence Theory      3.2 Understanding Temperaments      3.3 Observing Young Children      3.4 Organizing and Managing Your Child Observations 4. Building productive relationships with families      4.1 Literacy Development      4.2 Activities to Encourage Physical Development      4.3 Creativity and the Whole Child      4.4 The Value of Play