Child Development Associate


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Play a big role in sparking curiosity and growth in little ones — it is an important job and one parents really value. Earn this industry-recognized certificate online or in the classroom at EICC. It shows the world you are skilled and dedicated, whether caring for a five-week-old or five-year-old.

What You Learn In The CDA Program

Support the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in little ones, and support their families, too. Study child development, build lesson plans, and more. Childcare professionals who hold these skills are in high demand here and across the U.S. Work at an early childhood center or open your own in-home daycare.



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Stand out and step up in your career. Our Continuing Education programs are key to building new skills, knowledge and credentials. We meet the needs of busy adults. Flexible scheduling options. Online coursework. Experienced instructors with industry connections and valuable real-world insights. Invest in your future. Your success is just a few courses away.


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Start here. Earn a certificate. Build new skills in a short-term program. Step into the field and enjoy the edge you now have in the job market. From baking to digital analytics, we give you a launching pad.

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How to Pay for EICC

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While federal financial aid is not an option for programs offered through our Continuing Education department, financial help is still available. Contact us to find out what you qualify for.

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Online registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Office hours - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Child Development Associate: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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