High School Diploma + Child Care & Education
Prepare to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and employment as a childcare worker. The high school program includes a 4-course career certificate so you graduate with real-world skills to advance in your chosen field.
Prepare for Industry Credentials
Students who graduate from this program will receive a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential for the following educator pathways:*
- Center-Based Preschool (3–5 years old)
- Family Child Care
What Will I Learn?
Observing and recording the progress/behavior of children
Advancement of physical and intellectual development
Enhancement of social and emotional development
Positive relationships with families
Commitment to professionalism
Effective program operation
Safe and healthy environments for children and childcare workers
General professional skills
*Does not count toward the Center-Based Infant-Toddler educator pathway (working with children birth to 36 months). For details, visit www.cdacouncil.org.