Upcoming ECE PDO at PASSHE/NCC Partnership Credit Courses

Upcoming ECE PDO at PASSHE/NCC Partnership Credit Courses

For ELRC Regions 1-14 Only

I. The Child Development Associate Specialized Diploma

Child Development Associate Classes (CDA) encompass three (3 credit) classes as part of the Child Development Associate Specialized Diploma

EARL106 - Early Childhood Development and Learning
EARL217 - Child, Family and Community
EARL244 - Early Childhood Profession

These courses are offered individually and also in a streamlined 36 week program called eCDA. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive 9 credit hours to apply to the Council of Professional Recognition to gain a CDA Credential. Credits can also apply towards an Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4 Associate Degree

Current online CDA credential coursework are filled. Join our email list and check Northeast, Northwest, Southwest or Mid State depending on where you live/work in PA to join and be notified of future funding.

II. Leadership for Early Childhood Program Directors Specialized Diploma

Director Credential Classes encompass three (3 credit) classes as part of the Leadership for Early Childhood Program Directors Specialized Diploma

EARL231 - Organization & Administration of Early childhood Programs
EARL232 - Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood Education
BUSA101 - Introduction to Business


These courses can be taken in any order to complete the 9 credit hours to be used to apply for the Pennsylvania Director Credential. 15 prior credits in Early Childhood Education are required to enroll.

Get more information on the online Director Credential Courses starting Late Summer 1 2020 – June 1, 2020. NCC recommends taking 1 course at a time. 15 prior ECE credits must be provided before enrolling.


III. The School Age Child Care Specialized Diploma

School Age Child Care (SAPC) encompass three (3 credit) classes as part of the School Age Child Care Specialized Diploma

EARL102 - School-Age Child Development and Learning
EARL103 - School-Age Child, Family, and Community
EARL104 - School-Age Child Care Profession

These courses are offered individually and also in a streamlined 36 week program called SAPC. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive 9 credit hours to apply to the Pennsylvania School Age Professional Credential to gain a School Age Credential. Credits can also apply towards an Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4 Associate Degree

Get more information on the online CDA starting June 15, 2020 through February 21, 2021.

Other funded cohorts may be opened when others fill up. Join our email list and check Northeast, Northwest, Southwest or Mid State depending on where you live/work in PA to join and be notified of future funding.

IV. Renewal Courses and Credit Professional Development

Get more information on the online CDA renewal courses for ECE PDO at PASSHE starting Late Summer 1 2020 – June 1, 2020