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Early Childhood Education

When deciding where to go to receive your Early Childhood Education (ECE) and obtain your Child Development Associate credential (CDA) choose Apollo’s Adult Education.

Apollo Adult Early Childhood Education coursework is Ohio Approved/SUTQ (Step Up to Quality), highly accredited, recognized by the US Dept. of Post-Secondary Education, and you may be eligible for full financial aid for the 600-hr. program. 



Why the CDA is the Best First Step

This program is a key stepping stone on the path to career advancement.  It’s designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for the national recognized CDA credential.  When you obtain your CDA through Apollo you will know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children birth to five years old.

Benefits of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

600 hour program

Students receive 120 hours of high quality classroom training and 480 hours of required practical experience in paid/unpaid student teaching at an area child care center. Hours will vary. A routine physical, immunizations and a criminal background check are required prior to taking part in the practical experience. Students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.  Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, communicable disease training, first aid, CPR and child abuse prevention training. Upon successful completion of the ECE program, the student will be eligible to test for the CDA Credential.

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Apollo also offers a 120 hour program

This option is for those students seeking 120 hours of high quality classroom training only. It does not include the required practical experience. The student is responsible for the additional 480 hours of documented fieldwork. Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, communicable disease training, first aid, CPR and child abuse prevention training. Upon successful completion of the ECE program, the student will be eligible to test for the CDA Credential.  For more information CLICK HERE.