CDA Fast Track
Distance Learning Program
NICCM CDA Fast Track is also available on DVD as a distance option. Do our Fast Track on your schedule. Here is how it works: Shortly after you register you will receive your materials, which will include an instructional/course manual, the “CDA National Credentialing Program and Competency Standards” booklet, DVD recordings of live event sessions, and the contact information of your instructor.
The course materials will outline a strategy for you to follow to complete the NICCM CDA Fast Track course.
You will be linked directly to your instructor who is a REAL person. They will be available through email or phone to help if you have questions.
At NICCM and HandPrint, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams AND we have developed FAST TRACK methods to help you do this.
Having and maintaining a National CDA is more important to the success of your career than ever before. Now there is an option in which you can literally get this accomplished over a week-end.
Class A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Introduction to the CDA and the NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track
Unit 2: Competency Statement 2: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
Unit 3: Competency Statement 3: Supporting children’s social and emotional development
Class B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
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
Class C: (14 Hours/1.4 CEU's will be awarded for sessions C & E upon completion of the course)
Directed 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.
Class D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Class E: (14 Hours/1.4 CEU's will be awarded for sessions C & E upon completion of the course)
Class F: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
The basic components to a National CDA include the following:
(These are NOT required before begining the NICCM CDA Fast Track Course)
1. Writing a "Professional Portfolio": The NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track Introduces you to the National CDA Program, helps you prepare of your Professional Portfolio including writing a the competency statements, gathering resources and writing a Professional Philosophy statement.
2. 120 contact hours of training in specific content areas: This may have been received over your entire career. NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track participants will bring all training certificates, session descriptions, college transcripts or course work that they have completed to the class. The program will include an opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with the presenter to help you structure any previous training into the correct content areas. The instructor will also provide you with a training plan to expedite the completion of any hours that you may have a shortage in.
3. The P.D. (Professional Development) Specialist: After you have completed the Professional Porftolio and the training hours summary, you will send your application and a fee of $425 to the Council for Professional Recognition. You will choose a PD Specialist and arrange a site visit at your center. The NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track program will prepare you for this process and provide a step-by-step foundation for your PD Specialist site visit.
Step 4: The Pearson Vue Exam: The Pearson Vue Exam is the final step in the National CDA process. This computer based exam will be an overview of the CDA standards. The NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast Track will prepare you for this test and provide you with instructions on choosing a testing site in your area.
Additional Components Necessary: Participants must also have a vailid high school diploma or GED and have worked or volunterred 480 hours in the early education field. In addition, family questionnaires must be distrubuted and collected. The NICCM 3-Day CDA Fast track will provide a structure for satisfying and documenting these requirements.
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