CDA Credential By-Pass Credit
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) announces a new pathway in the Early Childhood Education (ECED) program for early childhood educators. If you have the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, you will receive six credits toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.
The CDA credential is the most widely recognized credential in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and is the key stepping stone to career advancement. This nationally transferable certificate is acceptable as professional development training, making it eligible as a preapproved certificate to receive By-Pass Credit (BYP). Students who have a CDA credential in Infant/Toddler or Preschool will be able to receive six (6) college credits toward an associate degree in ECED for the following courses:
- ECED 1311 – Art and Creative Expression in an Integrated Curriculum
- ECED 1860 – Experiences with Young Children in Early Childhood Settings
Childcare providers are still regrouping from the pandemic. Tri-C's ECED program helps you gain the skills to offer high-quality classroom care and education and take advantage of newly emerging opportunities.