The Infant/Toddler CDA Credential requires at least 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, with at least 10 hours in each of the 8 subject areas.  Here are the classes included in the preselected 120 hour Infant/Toddler CDA package:

A Healthy Environment

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Basic Behavior Management II: Difficult Behaviors

Basic Behavior Management III: Learning Styles

Basic Child Abuse

Basic Child Development: Infant I - Physical

Basic Child Development: Infant II - Emotional

Basic Child Development: The Brain

Basic Child Development: Toddler I - Physical

Basic Child Development: Toddler II - Emotional

Basic Curriculum I: Basic Needs

Basic Kitchen Sanitation: Food Safety

Basic Medication Management

Basic Observation & Assessment

Becoming a Professional

Being a Professional

Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Care

Budgeting for Success

Causes of Childhood Obesity

CDA Introduction

Child Care Basics for Support Staff

Circle of Security

Cognitive Development

Common Illnesses: What to Do!

Communication Basics

Coping with a Crying Baby

Creative Development

Creative Learning Environments

Cultural Diversity Introduction

Dealing With Difficult People

Disasters: Large and Small

Egocentric: Self-worth, Individuality

Feeding Children: Infants/Toddlers

Feelings: Self-Awareness, Control

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Financial Analysis

Financial Basics

General Nutrition

Giving Medicines to Children

Group Acceptance

Growing as a Professional

Hiring Techniques

How to Take a Chill Pill

Introducing Children to Child Care

Keeping Children Safe

Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn

Linking Assessments to Lesson Planning

Literacy: Developing and Encouraging

Managing Stress

Marketing Your School

Multicultural Celebrations

Observation Methods

Observation Practicum

Observation, Assessment and Respect

Observing Young Children

Parents are People, Too!

Partnering with Families

Personnel Policy

Physical Development

Program Management

Promoting Children's Communication

Safe Sleep - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sense of Security

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Sign Language with Infants

Sign Language with Toddlers

Special Dietary Needs

Speech and Language Red Flags

Staff Meetings

Staff Orientation

Stimulating Language Through Read-Alouds

Strategies for Working with Special Needs

Talking with Parents


The Director 1: Roles & Responsibilities

The Guide to ADA and Special Needs

Transportation Safety

Workplace Burnout