Apollo Career Center Offering Training Programs to Obtain CDA

WASHINGTON - Dec. 14, 2017 - PRLog -- A newly formed strategic partnership between the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and Apollo Career Center (ACC) agrees two distinct educational training programs will be provided for individuals seeking to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA®) Credential.

The first program includes 120 hours of educational training hours in the form of early childhood education courses required to earn a CDA. The second program combines the 120 hours of educational training with the Council's CDA requirement of 480 hours of practical experience in a paid or unpaid setting at an early childhood education center.

"Our strategic partnership with Apollo Career Center benefits CDA candidates and students who wish to enter the field of early childhood education because they can obtain quality training and required competencies needed to become a successful early childhood educator," said Valora Washington, chief executive officer, the Council for Professional Recognition.

In addition, this partnership will identify and share opportunities to expand ACC's and the Council's collaboration with other early childhood organizations within the state.

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The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages zero to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings – Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family child care, and home visitor programs. As a non-profit agency, the Council sets policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing, publishes the industry leading training books and workbooks, including its CDA Competency Standards and Essentials textbook and workbook (2nd edition).  www.cdacouncil.org


The Apollo Career Center district is dedicated to providing education and career training to High School and Adult students. The Apollo Board of Education members, administration, instructors, and support staff are committed to student success and workforce development. Apollo Career Center offers educational activities, employment practices, programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or age.

Ken Murphy

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