Briya’s tuition-free Child Development Associate Program equips students to provide high-quality care and education as early childhood teachers, home visitors or directors of licensed childcare homes or centers.
Students begin by learning the foundational theories of child development, including indicators of healthy physical, cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional development. Students put these theories to practice by working with children in a licensed childcare center or school during the course’s 480-hour practicum. They also gain CPR/First Aid certification and create a professional portfolio.
After completing course requirements, students are assessed by the Council for Professional Recognition to receive their national Child Development Associate credential.
Schedule: The program runs from September through June (includes coursework, career readiness workshops, and practicum) and requires a time commitment of at least 20 hours per week.
Location: For the 2021-22 school year, the program will be in person. Briya will lend students a computer for if needed. Afternoon classes will take place at Briya’s Adams Morgan campus, 1707 Kalorama Road NW. Evening classes will take place at Briya’s Fort Totten location, 100 Gallatin St NE.
Language: The program is offered in English and Spanish
Requirements: To qualify, students must be at least 18 years old, be DC residents, and pass entrance exams
If interested, call 202-232-7777 or complete this form.