This two-semester program in Early Childhood Paraprofessional Technology fulfills the theoretical requirement and 30 hours of the field experience requirement for the Certified Development Associate credential. Upon completion of this certificate of proficiency, the student will be eligible to finalize the CDA approval process.
Students enrolled in Early Childhood Paraprofessional courses are required to undergo a Child Maltreatment Central Registry review through the Arkansas Department of Human Services, drug testing, and may be required to have a TB test administered with results of a negative reading before participating in field and/or practicum experiences. Students are responsible for the fees associated with these examinations and background checks.
In order to graduate, a grade of "C" or better is required for all Early Childhood Paraprofessional major courses with an overall 2.00 or higher GPA.