Early Childcare

Reinforce your commitment to leading our youth by becoming an Early Childcare Associate.

Early Childcare Associate at a Glance

8months (minimum)

This program is designed for those who would like either to work in a daycare/early childcare center or to provide in-home childcare services. It is also a great opportunity for those who already work as an early childcare educator but want to become certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA).

You also have the option to enroll in the CDA Test Prep course as part of the program if you want to take that next step in your career.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

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Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

Looking to earn more? A career in childcare can start you on the path to a great career in education.