Academic Programs

Child Development - Preschool

Sioux City, Cherokee & Denison

Program Description

Offered Completely Online

This certificate is designed to enable the student to become a trained child care assistant with a preschool focus. The following classes are the recommended courses for students working toward a Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™. CDA®, administered by the Council for Professional Recognition, is a nationally recognized credential for early childhood educators who understand and are able to put into practice core competencies for working with young children. Completing these courses does not give the student a CDA® Credential; these courses fulfill the educational component of the national CDA® credentialing program. The student must complete additional requirements and apply to the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC to earn the CDA® Credential. To find out more, please visit the Council for Professional Recognition's website at

Siouxland Human Investment Partnership


Jennifer Weber, MAEd Ext. 1389 Room A22L

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECE 158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE 170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 243 Early Childhood Guidance 3


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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400