Early Care & Education

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE(CDA) ONLINE REVISED
The Pathway to CDA is a series of 10 Units of training which prepares child care providers for the National CDA credential awarded by theCouncil for Professional Recognition. It is the only curriculum that is eligible for a scholarship through the Scholars for Excellence in ChildCare program. The textbook ($38.65) will be used for all units.Students may enroll in any of the following classes at anytime. Call Becky McKenzie at (580) 310-2267 to enroll.

UNIT 1: PROVIDING FOR CHILDREN'S SAFETY (CD1)
Safety is a major issue in all early education centers and homes. Providing for Children’s Safety is a 10 hours course designed to assist child care providers with the safety concepts and issues they face every day. Included will be information on written policies and responsibilities for carrying them out. Class Cost: $43.50

UNIT 2: PROVIDING FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH (CD2)
Health is a major issue in all early education centers and homes. Providing for Children’s Health is a 10 hours course designed to assist child care providers with health concepts and issues they face every day. Included will be information on written policies and responsibilities for carrying them out. Class Cost: $43.50

UNIT 3: PROVIDING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING (CD3) Providing an appropriate environment for learning is essential for an early education program. Providing an Environment for Learning is a 15 hour course designed to assist child care providers in creating an environment that promotes learning and development in all areas. It assists child care providers in evaluating their environment for development, guidance, and to encourage independence and allow for choices. Class Cost: $65.25

UNIT 4: CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS (CD4)
Child Growth and Development Concepts is a 30 hour course designed to assist child care providers in gaining knowledge and skill in understanding that successful early experiences depends on applying basic concepts in child development. This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to effectively work with children birth through age 5 and children of all ages who have a variety of special needs. Additionally it provides information regarding leading theories of child development. Class Cost: $130.50

UNIT 5: ENSURING DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE (CD5) Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice is a 25 hour course designed to assist child care providers in gaining knowledge and skills to promote physical, language, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional growth in young children and an understanding of how to utilize the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines. Class Cost: $108.75

UNIT 6: GUIDING CHILDREN (CD6) Guiding children includes all actions adults do to positively influence behavior. Guiding Children is a 15 hour course designed to provide child care providers with skills and knowledge to help children learn self- control and socially acceptable behavior and to effectively create an environment where positive guidance, both direct and indirect, are practiced. Class Cost: $65.25

UNIT 7: INVOLVING PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY (CD7)
Involving Parents and the Community is a 10 hour course designed to assist child care providers in gaining the skills and knowledge to promote family and community involvement and partnerships within the early childhood program. Class Cost: $43.50

UNIT 8: PROGRAM PLANS AND RECORD KEEPING (CD8)
Developing Program Plans is a 10 hour course designed to assist child care providers in gaining knowledge and skills to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum plans based on principles of child development, and to assist child care providers with skills and knowledge necessary to ensure proper documentation within the early childhood program. Class Cost: $43.50

UNIT 9: DEVELOPING AS A EARLY CARE PROFESSIONAL (CD9)
Developing as a Child Care Professional is a 5 hour course designed to assist the child care provider with skills and knowledge to continually improve their job performance associated with becoming an Early Childhood Professional. Class Cost: $43.50

UNIT 10: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER (CD10) Putting it all Together is a 15 hour course designed to take the child care provider through the final steps in completing the professional portfolio and applying for a National CDA or CCP Credential. Class Cost: $65.25

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING (SPE) This course which meets State of Oklahoma requirements prepares Paraprofessionals to provide services to children and youth with disabilities. Paraprofessionals assist schools in providing free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Prerequisites: HS Diploma or GED. 24 hours. Find Dates, Cost, and Enroll For This Class Online

To enroll for Early Care and Education Classes contact Becky McKenzie 580.310.2267 or bmckenzie@pontotoctech.edu.