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Apollo Career Center Early Childhood Education

Apollo Adult Ed Career Center Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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 to test for the CDA credential.  Tuition includes textbooks and supplies.  All coursework is Ohio Approved /Step Up To Quality approved!

Requirements: 18 yrs of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and FBI/BCI background check.

Why the CDA is the Best First Step

Apollo Adult Early Childhood Education is a highly accredited program recognized by the United States Department of Post-Secondary Education. Coursework includes Communicable Disease, Child Abuse, First Aid, and CPR!  

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

  • Advance your career and salary
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Increase your confidence
  • Become a childcare teacher, childcare provider, preschool teacher or childcare center director
How Do I Apply?
  • Print the application form from the menu or pick one up at our Adult Education office.
  • Fill it out completely and return it to the Adult Education office.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with the Program Manager.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with the Financial Aid office.  A minimum of $300 to start class is required.



Tuesday or Thursday


6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


$1,200  (Payment plans may be available upon meeting with Financial Aid Manager)


120 classroom hours will be provided.
Student is responsible for an additional 480 hours of documented fieldwork prior to end date to obtain completion certificate and CDA.

Start - End:

 9/07/17 - 5/17/18

Individual continuing education classes are available for purchase.  CLICK HERE

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