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Learn essential information about Early Childhood Development by pursuing a Short-Term Certificate through Three Rivers College. This program includes coursework for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), making it a great starting point.

After receiving the Short-Term Certificate from Three Rivers College, students must fulfill the additional requirements identified at before applying to the Council of Professional Recognition for the official certification. Credits earned can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development.


Heather Cornman

Heather Cornman

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Early Childhood Development



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