Early Childhood Education

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $740.00
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Program Options

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 Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Job Duties

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,620

Current job openings per year: 280

Salary Range

$19,400
to
$37,700

Instructors

Melanie Brooks
(615) 425-5524

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