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Program Description

Early childhood educators who work at least 25 hours/week providing care to infants and pre-school aged children can earn a no-cost Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Apprenticeship program. Learning-while-earning can be a reality!

Apprentices will take college courses online to help them prepare for the CDA Credentialing Exam and complete their CDA Professional Portfolio. 


  • Guaranteed wage increases
  • Guaranteed work hours 
  • Work experience translates into college credits
  • A trained Apprenticeship Coach
  • Loaner laptop (based on availability)

Get Started

  1. Tell your employer this is something you want to pursue. 
  2. Apply to have your tuition and other education costs covered by visiting the Apply page.