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Lehman College Continuing Education

Child Care

Child Care: Early Childhood Development Professional

Lehman offers a program based upon the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Competency Standards for Preschool Children. Successful completion of this program is a first step toward receiving a credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Students enrolled in the program receive help in preparing for the assessment process leading to the CDA credential. *NOTE: In addition to the education requirement, which this certificate fulfills, students must meet a 480-hour field experience requirement to earn a CDA credential.

Requirements: Students must complete the eight required topics (125 hours) with a 70 percent average on exams and projects and attend at least 80 percent of classroom instruction for each course. Participants may start the program in any term. Classes meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED or permission of the program coordinator; writing proficiency.

Tuition: $1085 (125 hours). Tuition may be for full program or by semester. Financial aid may be available to program participants (see here). Those with 6 months or more recent experience in Early Childhood field may be eligible for NYS Educational Incentive Scholarship Program EIP grant www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu or call 1-800-295-9616. NOTE: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) college credits may be available through Lehman College Adult Degree program to those who complete this class; seehere for more information.

Topics include:

  • Principles of Child Growth and Development
  • Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development
  • Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment
  • Promoting Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development
  • Establishing Productive Relationships with Families
  • Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior
  • Managing an Effective Program Operation
  • Committment to Professionalism and Seminar on Child Abuse (NOTE: This seminar does not satisfy New York State requirement for Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.)

Full Program

  • Child Care Program
    $1085 (125 hours) COTC Includes all eight topics.
  • Child Care Program: Fall
    $600 (69 hours) COTC Includes: CCP10, 20, 30, and 50.
  • Child Care Program: Spring
    $485 (56 hours) 19 sessions COTC Includes CCP40, 60, 70, and 80.
  • Child Care Program: Summer
    $290 (33 hours) 11 sessions COTC Includes: CCP 10, 20.

Recommended Courses:

  • Infant/Toddler Care
    CCP 11/$35 (1 session) COTC
  • Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (online)
    CAP 10/$25
    Email help@lehman-ce.org if you do not receive your login information within 48 business hours after registration payment. Visit www.lehman-ce.org to login to workshop or if you forget your password. NO REFUNDS are applicable to this online workshop.
  • Needs of Students with Autism Workshop (online)
    SWA 10/$25
    Email help@lehman-ce.org if you do not receive your login information within 48 business hours after registration payment. Visit www.lehman-ce.org to login to workshop or if you forget your password. NO REFUNDS are applicable to this online workshop.
  • Assistant Teaching Review & Test Prep - ATAS
    ATP 10/$130 (3 sessions) LEHC
  • First Aid (AHA American Heart Association Cert.)
    MAS 17/$35 (1 session)
  • CPR: BLS (Basic Life Support) with AED (Required for CNA, EKG/PLB, PCT Tech)
    CPR 100/$100 (1 session) COTC