Child Development Certificate Online Curriculum

Penn Foster’s Child Development Certificate online consists of four courses designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant to working in early childhood education. Plus, the Child Development Certificate fulfills the 120 hours of formal education related to professional child care that is required in order to apply for the CDA Credential.

Child Development Training

Certificate 5 months As low as $49/mo
1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Child Development Certificate Online Curriculum

  • 4 courses
  • 35.5 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 18 exams
  • 2 submitted projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 5 months
  • Average time = 9 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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