Early Childhood Academy

  • Program Information

    • 4 year program; utilizing Working With Young Children textbook with additional materials supplemented by the Department of Children and Families.
    • Requires 480 inservice volunteer hours working with children aged three through six.
    • Requires the completion of th 40 hours of coursework (DCF Modulars) covered in class.
    • Requires child CPR and First Aid completion.
    • Requires VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) Literacy course available through DCF (10 credit coursework).
    • Requires portfolio work at the completiion of the four process to be reviewed by a CDA specialist, along with two teacher observations completed by the specialist.
    • Requires passing ALL seven DCF Modulars during the fourth year of the program and/or the CDA test.

    Those completing the program may qualify for an ECPC (Early Childhood Professional Certificate) or a National CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential.

    For more information, please contact Christine Eskamani Hoff, Early Childhood Teacher.