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  



Registration Fee: $26

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 for the Fall 2023-24 school year.  


Childcare Education New Student Application 


Classes start Thursday, August 10th, 2023.



For any questions regarding enrollment, please contact our Adult Education office at (813) 794-8777. 



Barbie Sheats

Early Learning Apprenticeship Program Instructor



Pasco County Schools Website



Child Care Apprenticeship Facebook


Please call 813-794-8777 for more information.