Child Care Courses

Child Care Courses

NICCM offers child care courses to help you plan for your career. Their 3day CDA Fast Track course is designed to give you a jump-start on the CDA. The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally accepted, early childhood credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Fast Track course helps participants understand and meet the requirements of the Child Development Associate.

At NICCM and Hand Print, they are committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams and they have developed a fast track method to help you do this through comprehensive childcare courses like the CDA Fast Track. Now, in only 3 days, you can get ready for the CDA and be confident that you can pass the course. Your course content and schedule will run for 3 days.

Day One:

Introduction to the CDA and the NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track

  • Unit 1: Documenting training hours by CDA training topics, Keys to Writing, CDA Competency Statement, CDA Competency Statement 1: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Unit 2 Competency Statement 2: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
  • Unit 3: Competency Statement 3: Supporting children’s social and emotional development
  • Unit 4: Competency Statement 4: Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
  • Unit 5: Competency Statement 5: Ensuring a well-run purposeful program - Unit 6: Competency Statement 6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

Day Two:

Directed Portfolio Lab: The Directed Portfolio Lab allows for individual consultation & one-on-one time with the presenter. Participants will work on their portfolio and meet with the presenter to discuss their statements and the documentation within their professional portfolio.

  • Unit 7: The Professional Philosophy Statement: Developing a professional philosophy statement, Summarizing your professional beliefs about early education, Continued individual consultations

Day Three:

Directed Portfolio Lab: The Directed Portfolio Lab allows for individual consultation & one-on-one time with the presenter. Participants will work on their portfolio and meet with the presenter to discuss their statements and the documentation within their professional portfolio.

  • Unit 8: CDA Practice Exam: Understanding the Verification Visit, Instructions on completing the process, The Application Process, Choosing your PD Specialist, Finding a Pearson Vue testing site.

The Fast Track to the CDA is one of the most popular child care courses at NICCM, but is not the only one that they provide. Also offered is the Utah Approved Educational Credential. The NICCM NAC is now accepted as a valid "Educational Credential" to meet the qualification for child care center directors. The CDA earned from the CDA Fast Track course is also an approved Utah Educational Credential.

Distance learning is offered from NICCM for their childcare courses. Both the NICCM's NAC and the CDA Fast Track Course are available as a convenient and flexible distance/home-based program. Distance Learning Courses are available on DVD and do not require an Internet connection. Earn or renew your credential from home for the CDA and NAC child care courses.

To learn more about the child care courses that NICCM provides, please visit online at NICCM.com. If you have questions, please call (602) 476-1422.

 

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HandPrint Products  was formed by Bradley Smith to handle his growing line of products that had been created as a support Director's and Teachers in the Early Childhood Education field. Currently HandPrint Products has a child care training video(DVD) series consisting of 50 titles, a policy and procedure system consisting of 7 manuals, books and other products including his top selling “101 Learning and Transition Activities” book.

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