Early Childhood Education

Adult Education Office Hours

Mon - Thur 8:00 am - 9:00 pm and Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 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.


Early Childhood Education Manager

Wendy Fannin, Early Childhood Education Manager

Phone: (419) 998-2985
Fax: (419) 998-2994
Email: wendy.fannin@apollocc.org

Hello, my name is Wendy Fannin. I have been involved in  Early Childhood Education(ECE) since 1995.

I enjoy working with adult learners as they develop and learn.

It has been my goal to help people obtain their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

I feel my honesty and integrity, combined with my experience and commitment to professionalism has allowed ECE/CDA students to achieve their goals.

Call me today to learn more about obtaining YOUR CDA Credential!



Start – End: 09/06/18 – 05/16/19
Days: Tuesday or Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuition & Fees: $1,200  (Payment plans may be available upon meeting with Financial Aid Manager)
Hours: 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.

Part Time Continuing Ed (Child Abuse, etc.)

Gainful Employment Disclosure


ArrowSTEP 1:  Contact the Program Manager to schedule a meeting by clicking “Meet the Manager”.

This is an opportunity to find out more about the program, tour the facility, meet other staff, and discuss program requirements.

Should you wish to enroll at this time, you will fill out the proper enrollment forms, and the manager will schedule you for the Work Keys entrance test, which is required for all Full Time students.
Links to study for these tests -Click Here.

Do you have testing anxiety or would like to refresh your skills in the classroom?  Try Learning Lab!  It’s free!

ArrowSTEP 2:  Set up your financial plan by contacting the Financial Aid office at 419-998-2990.  Payment plans are available.

ArrowSTEP 3: Once you have been accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter, email, or phone call.