Early Childhood Education


This program offers three childcare certifications for individuals who desire a career in the early childhood education profession. They include: childcare attendant, teacher assistant, and childcare leader. Child Development Associate (CDA) training is included in the curriculum for the Early Childhood Education program. However, supplemental CDA renewal lab training is available to individuals currently working in Early Childhood Education.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,119.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $401.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Child Development Associate432Certificate
Teacher Assistant864Certificate
Child Care Leader1296Diploma

Regular high school diploma or GED required to be eligible for the CDA assessment/Early Childhood Education program.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209


Child Development Associate Credential
Para Pro Test-Metro Nashville Public Schools


Melanie Brooks Smith
(615) 425-5524

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