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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2008, 2011, 2014 by Debra Pierce All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television or the Internet. First edition published 2008. Second edition 2011. Third edition 2014. Cover design by Jim Handrigan Interior design by David Farr, ImageSmythe; typeset in SabonNext Printed in the United States of America 18 17 16 15 14 13 12   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The CDA Competency Goal Standards and Functional Areas referenced throughout the book, the CDA Subject Areas chart in appendix A, and portions of the glossary were reproduced from The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program ® and CDA Competency Standards books with permission from the Council for Professional Recognition (www.cdacouncil.org). The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential ™ is a trademark, and The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program ® is a registered trademark of the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Competency Goal Statements (now called CDA Competency Standards) and Functional Areas referenced throughout the book and the CDA Subject Areas chart in appendix A were reproduced from The Child Development Associate Assessment System and Competency Standards (now The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program ® and CDA Competency Standards) books with permission from the Council for Professional Recognition (www.cdacouncil.org). Redleaf Press is not associated with the Council for Professional Recognition. The publication of this book and permissions granted herein are not to be construed as an endorsement for this manual by the Council. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Pierce, Debra, 1949- The CDA prep guide : the complete review manual / Debra Pierce. — Third edition. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60554-279-9 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Child care workers—Certification—United States. 2. Child care workers—Training of—United States. 3. Child care workers—Employment--United States. 4. Early childhood education—United States.   I. Title. HQ778.63.P54 2014 362.71’2—dc23 2013040346 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL