Childcare Apprenticeship Program (CDA)

Pasco Adult Education @ Wesley Chapel

30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

(813) 794-8777

Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel is located behind the Wesley Chapel High School campus. Take the entrance between Wesley Chapel High School and Wesley Chapel Elementary School and follow the signs back to the Adult Ed campus. The Adult Ed front office is in Portable 4. The Early Childcare Education Class is located in Portable 2. 


Early Learning Apprenticeship Program at Wesley Chapel



  • 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

Spring 2023 Registration will begin on December 5th. 



Please call 813-794-8777 for more information.