Get started—or get ahead—in education! Free classes starting Fall 2020 prepare eligible students for Early Education & Care (EEC) certifications and the Child Development Associate Plus (CDA+) credential—the most widely recognized national credential for early educators!
All children are strong, curious, capable and powerful. As an early childhood educator you will partner with children and families to create experiences and environments that shape a child's learning and development for life. Be part of creating healthy and vibrant lives for young children now so that their future, and our society, is stronger.
CDA Plus is an accelerated program with 18 college credits earned over 3 semesters. Classes are offered in flexible formats.
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At GCC you will learn innovative approaches and practices to teaching and learning that are rooted in the fundamentals of relationships, play, inquiry and communication. Our Early Childhood Education Lab is a unique adult learning space where you will experience how the design of classroom environments and use of materials impacts learning, emotions and behavior. Through hands-on interaction and collaboration you will strengthen your ability to create powerful experiences for young children.