Print Logo
  • Much more opportunity

    Educational Unit for Child Care Services

  • Much more about you

    Educational Unit for Child Care Services

  • Much more affordable

    Educational Unit for Child Care Services

For program information and questions contact:

Stephanie Akers, Program Director
Email: s.akers@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-2896
Fax: 606-783-5064
210 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

MSU Home :: Academics :: College of Education :: Home

Welcome to the Educational Unit for Child Care Services

The Educational Unit for Child Care Services (EUCCS) offers the Child Development Associate (CDA) training program and the Kentucky Director Credential Program.

EUCCS classes are offered on campus as well as at many off site locations in communities around the state. 

Many of the students who are pursuing these credentials work in private childcare centers, Head Start programs, and public preschool programs.

The Child Development Associate Program 

The CDA program consists of six credit hours (120 clock hours) of University approved course work. The six credit hours fulfill the mandatory 120 clock hours of course work needed to apply for the CDA credential. After the courses are completed, students complete a verification process implemented by the Council for Professional Recognition, a national early childhood education organization, to determine their competence in working with young children. 

The CDA credential may be obtained in a center-based setting with a preschool school endorsement (working with children 3 to 5 years old) or an infant/toddler endorsement (birth to 36months). 



The two required Child Development Associate classes are: EDEC 125 and EDEC 150.  

Students who choose to complete additional course work and obtain a second CDA credential must take EDEL 250

The Director Credential program 

 This program consists of twelve credit hours of University approved course work. Upon completion of the four courses students complete an application process designed and implemented by the Kentucky Division of Child Care. 

 

 The four required classes are: EDEC 125, EDEC 150, EDEL 250, and EDEC 254.

 

CDA Curriculum Map- Preschool or Infant/Toddler

EDEC 125 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession
  • 3 credit hours/60 clock hours 
EDEC 150 Skills for Early Childhood Educators
  • 3 credit hour/60 clock hours 
*Apply for initial CDA credential upon completion of these courses

CDA Curriculum Map- Preschool and Infant/Toddler

EDEC 125 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession
  • 3 credit hours/60 clock hours 
EDEC 150 Skills for Early Childhood Educators
  • 3 credit hour/60 clock hours 
EDEL 250 CDA Practicum
  • 2 credit hours/40 clock hours 
*Apply for second CDA credential upon completion of EDEL 250

Kentucky Director Credential Curriculum Map

EDEC 125 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession
  • 3 credit hours/60 clock hours 
EDEC 150 Skills for Early Childhood Educators
  • 3 credit hour/60 clock hours 
EDEL 250 CDA Practicum
  • 2 credit hours/40 clock hours 
EDEC 254 Preschool Administration 4 credit hours 

*Apply for Kentucky Director Credential upon completion of all four courses

© Copyright 2014 Morehead State University - 150 University Blvd. Morehead, KY 40351 • 1.800.585.6781
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.