Army Foundation Training and Certificate Program Infant, Toddler/Preschool

This Infant, Toddler/Preschool training program includes thirteen courses aligned with the thirteen Child Development Associate (CDA) competency standards defined by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC. Supervised work experience accompanies the course requirements.

This self-paced training program is designed to help adults who care for youth in after-school programs learn how to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for youth in grades six through 12.  The training program is comprehensive, covering the key knowledge and skills needed by staff working in youth programs.  The training is competency-based, combining a self-instructional approach (i.e., completion of modules), with support and feedback from a trainer.

Course Objective/Goals:

  • Use knowledge of developmental stages to promote safety
  • Create and maintain a safe environment
  • Know and follow emergency procedures
  • Ensure safety of youth on program trips
  • Work as a team to prevent violence

EDGU 8061 - ECE Training Module 1: Safe
EDGU 8062 - ECE Training Module 2: Healthy
EDGU 8063 - ECE Training Module 3: Learning Environment
EDGU 8064 - ECE Training Module 4: Physical
EDGU 8065 - ECE Training Module 5: Cognitive
EDGU 8066 - ECE Training Module 6: Communication
EDGU 8067 - ECE Training Module 7: Creative
EDGU 8068 - ECE Training Module 8: Self
EDGU 8069 - ECE Training Module 9: Social
EDGU 8070 - ECE Training Module 10: Guidance
EDGU 8071 - ECE Training aModule 11: Families
EDGU 8072 - ECE Training Module 12: Program Management
EDGU 8073 - ECE Training Module 13: Professionalism

Each course is equivalent to 16 clock hours/1PDUs/1.6 CEUs 
Certificate is equivalent to 208 clock hours/13 PDUs/20.8 CEUs

Schedule
Open Enrollment

Time
Flexible (self-paced) 

Location
Competency-based modules with scheduled time with trainers for observation and assessment of students working with children

Tuition
$50 Per PDU