Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

CDA Formal Training Hours Certificate

Academic Program Code: 131

An Infant and Toddler or Preschool CDA Formal Training Hours Certificate provides students with the formal training hour requirements necessary to apply to the Council for Professional Recognition for the Infant and Toddler or Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. Please note that GRCC does not award the CDA Credential, nor does it have a role in determining pass/fail criteria.

Program Courses

Students must take the three following Program Courses and choose either the Infant/Toddler OR Preschool courses to complete the formal training hours required to apply for the related CDA credential.

Total Credit Hours


Program Notes

CD 118, CD 209, CD 210, CD 229 and CD 230 Note: Students enrolled in Child Development Lab classes (CD 118, CD 209, CD 210, CD 229, and CD 230) must undergo a Criminal Background Check and a Department of Human Services Central Registry Check.  Being convicted of ANY FELONY, any of the listed offenses as defined by MCL 28.722 (Sex Offenders Registration Act; Act 295 of 1994), or being listed on the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry will result in refusal of lab placement and removal from the course. Complete policy information is provided on the GRCC Website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.  We invite you to learn the job outlook for the CDA Formal Training Hours Certificate program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.