A preparation course for the CDA Credential. Study of developmentally appropriate equipment, activities, and methods to promote the physical and cognitive development of children. Focus on music, art, drama, books, literature, writing, and block play. Students learn how to provide opportunities that promote creativity, curiosity, exploration, and problem solving. Gross motor, fine motor, and development of children's senses are featured. Language development and communication are studied. Course addresses CDA Competency #2. Assigned field experiences. Prerequisites: Criminal History and Sex Offender Registry background check and CHLD 1101 or concurrent enrollment.