Start
January 28, 2020
End
October 20, 2020

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to have you job ready for employment at a child care center.

Apollo’s Adult Early Childhood Education, a highly accredited program recognized by the United States Department of Post-Secondary Education, 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 Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Coursework is Ohio Approved/SUTQ (Step Up to Quality) and includes Communicable Disease, Child Abuse, First Aid, and CPR.

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

  • Job ready upon completion of the program
  • Advance your career and salary
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Increase your confidence
  • Become a childcare teacher, child care provider, preschool teacher or childcare center director

Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • FBI/BCI background check

600 Hour Class

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. Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, communicable disease training, first aid, CPR, child abuse prevention training and the cost of the CDA exam. Upon successful completion of the ECE program, the student will be eligible to test for the CDA credential.

You may be eligible for full financial aid to cover the cost of the entire program.

120 Hour Class

This option is for those students seeking 120 hour 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, supplies, communicable disease training, first aid, CPR and child abuse prevention training.


ECE 600 Hour Schedule

Start – End: January 28, 2020 – October 20, 2020
Days: Tuesdays, plus some additional days
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Total Hours: 600 hours (37 weeks; 480 childcare center hours and 120 classroom hours)
Total Tuition & Fees: $3,748 *Includes the cost of CDA Exam

ECE 120 Hour Schedule

Start – End: January 28, 2020 – October 20, 2020
Days: Tuesdays, plus some additional days
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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.)
Tuition & Fees: $1,200
(Payment plans may be available upon meeting with Financial Aid Manager)

Program Manager
Wendy Fannin
Early Childhood Education
PH: 419.998.2985PH: 419.998.2985
FAX: 419.998.2994