Starting your journey as an Early Childhood Educator!
In a unique partnership in the State of Ohio, the YWCA of Northwest Ohio has paired its Gold Standard CDA program with the NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Education Technology Program at Owens Community College. Students taking the CDA program through this student-focused partnership will receive Owens’ tuition-free ASPIRE academic support services.
Students who take part in Owens CDA to Associate program will study for their CDA on the Owens campus and gain important experience in the field of education. During their time working through the CDA classes, students will participate in a tuition-free college prep course called ASPIRE. This course will strengthen their ability in Math and English in preparation for college placement.
Continue your studies in Early Childhood Education
Upon completion of the CDA certification, students will be eligible to receive 6 credit hours of college credit toward their Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree upon enrollment into the program. Owens representatives will assist each student in the Early Childhood Education program enrollment throughout their CDA program, including application, financial aid/scholarships and campus resources.
Chair, Teacher Education and Human Services
Owens Community College
Professional Development Specialist
YWCA | Child Care Resource and Referral
The Owens ECE program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provides training toward certification in Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, Infant & Adult CPR and First Aid.