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ECE 109 CDA Portfolio Preparation
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 3
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Preparation and compilation of a professional portfolio to be used for those seeking a National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The course also includes a review of each of the CDA Competency Areas to support the compiling of the required portfolio.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.(Knowledge Level) Identify the health and safety functions and regulations that promote the establishment of a quality early learning environment. (CDA I)
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify strategies that will establish relationships that support the role of families and other significant adults in the lives of young children. (CDA IV)
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe appropriate educational activities that support children's physical and intellectual competence. (CDA II)
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe appropriate behaviors, teaching, and guidance methods for establishing relationships with children that support their social emotional and emotional development. (CDA III)
5. (Application Level) Apply research based knowledge to improve competence for personal and professional growth and for the benefit of children and families. (CDA VI)
6. (Synthesis Level) Explain the importance of how the environment, daily schedule, routines, curriculum, and lesson plans impact planning to meet the needs of children. (CDA V)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
National Child Development Associate Competency Standards:
1. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy, learning environment.
2. To advance physical and intellectual competence.
3. To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.
4. To establish positive and productive relationships with families.
5. To ensure a well-run, purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs.
6. To maintain a commitment to professionalism.