CHD-201: Child Development: Introduction to Creative Child Care

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Intro to Creative Child Care
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

The first in a two-course sequence designed to help candidates acquire skills and knowledge for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and, is an introduction course to the CDA credentialing process. The CDA is a national performance-based credential awarded by the CDA Council to teachers, caregivers, home visitors, and administrators who work with children from birth to age five. This course will cover the following CDA topics: Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment; Self, Social, Guidance; and Families. Students will get a better understanding of children’s developmental stages (from birth-5) and will be able to plan developmentally appropriate activities for young children (including those with special needs).The CDA Professional Portfolio is initiated in this introduction course. This course can be used to satisfy part of the 120 clock hours of instruction required by the CDA Council.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Licensure/Certification Details

Students with a current CDA Credential may request credit for prior learning. The student may scan, fax, mail or hand deliver a copy of the CDA Credential to the program director. When sending a copy of your Credential, please include the following:

  • A typed letter with the date, semester for which you are requesting the credit, your name, phone number, email address, student ID#, and a paragraph explaining your request.

Note: A copy of your CDA Credential will be retained in the Department Office.

Program Director: Marlene White Office K-301A Email: Phone: (313) 845-6311 School of Health and Human Services Fax: (313)3317-6569.

Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.