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Early Childhood Studies-Child Development Associate Preparation


Learn fundamental concepts in Early Care and Education. Courses focus on child development, learning and culture as well as teaching techniques, observation, and curriculum.

Apply for the national Child Development Associate credential, CDA equivalency, or use the coursework to meet the state Department of Health Services professional development requirements. Completion meets the requirements for Level C of the Early Childhood Workforce Career Lattice.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CDA/ECE courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: No


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
Center for Early Childhood Studies: 520.206.5162
Lead Faculty: 520.206.5107


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Kindergarten teachers $40,025
Preschool teachers $28,070

Academic options

Continue your studies by applying your coursework toward the Early Childhood Studies AAS.

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