ERIC Number: ED365411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Essentials for Child Development Associates Working with Young Children.
Phillips, Carol Brunson, Ed.
A study guide for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Preparation Program, this book contains essential information on the basics of good professional practice for early childhood educators. It includes self-study activities, checklists, and resources for additional information. Unit 1 provides an overview of the early childhood teaching profession. The basics of child development are covered in unit 2, while unit 3 offers advice on providing a safe, healthy learning environment. Unit 4 discusses ways to support children's social and emotional development. Steps to advance children's physical and intellectual competence are outlined in unit 5, and unit 6 provides keys to establishing productive relationships with families. Unit 7 offers general advice on professional responsibilities such as planning, decision-making, management, and continuing education to the new early childhood professional working with preschoolers. Unit 8 provides information on preparation for the final assessment as a Preschool CDA. Units 7 and 8 are then repeated for those CDA candidates specializing in work with infants and toddlers or in family day care. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Preschool Teachers, Programmed Instructional Materials, Study Guides, Teacher Education, Workbooks
Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, 1341 G Street, N.W., No. 400, Washington, DC 20005 ($30 plus $3.75 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CDA; CDA Credential; Child Development Associate