A preparation course for the CDA Credential. Focus on the management of resources, organization strategies, communication, planning, record keeping, and working cooperatively with others. Making professional and ethical decisions based on knowledge of child development theories, practices and quality child care services is emphasized. Importance of participation in activities that promote competence, personal growth, and professional development is stressed. Course addresses CDA Competencies #5 and #6. Assigned field experiences. Prerequisites: Criminal History and Sex Offender Registery background check clearance and current negative TB test on file with the TCC Child Development Office.