Childcare Apprenticeship Program (CDA)

Pasco Adult Education @ Wesley Chapel

30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

(813) 794-8777


  • All students must be currently working in a childcare setting (on-the-job training/OJT)

  • All students must have or be willing to earn 45 hours of DCF training in Early Childcare.

  • All students must have a high school diploma or GED certification.

To become a Childcare Director, you must complete both a CDA and Director’s Credential, which is a separate course offered by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).



Monday – Friday:  On-the-job training 6:00 am to 1:30 pm

Classroom Instruction:  Tuesday (or) Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm  



Tuition: FREE

Textbook: All About Child Care and Early Education 2nd edition (provided)

Materials Fee: $150 ($75 per semester) Includes resource box with hanging folders and resources for all 13 modules.

Enrollment periods are August and January 

Apply Here

Childcare Education Student Application



Please call 813-794-8777 for more information.