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Child Development Associate

Apprenticeship Program

Classroom Instruction


  • ECED 1110 Infant/Toddler Development
  • ECED 1120 Preschool Child Development
  • ECED 1150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 1260 Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • HLTH 1730 Pediatric Basic Life Support & First Aid
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What You'll Earn as an Apprentice

A Rewarding New Career

  • Paid Employment
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Licenses & Certifications

  • National Apprenticeship Credential
  • Early Childhood Certificate or CDA License
  • Pediatric Life Support & First Aid Certification

What You'll Learn as an Apprentice

  • Develop educational and training programs for children
  • Monitor health and behavior of children
  • Teach health and hygiene practices to children
  • Teach daily living skills and behaviors to children
  • Care for children with special needs or mental health disorders
  • Discuss child development and behavior with parents or guardians

Average Starting Wage: $12.00 - $14.00 per hour

How Do I Get Started?

Contact Henry Goeden, Apprenticeship Coordinator, at hgoeden@northeast.edu or call (402) 844-7119 to learn more.

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, the contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government