Earn your high school diploma as you prepare for a career in the high-demand field of early childhood education! This 18-credit high school program will teach you the skills you need to get a job as a childcare worker, while preparing you to obtain a national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. The program is offered entirely online, and you can work at your own pace.
When you enroll, you are assigned an Academic Coach who will provide you with support and help you stay on track. Should you need additional academic support, you will be assigned to one of our qualified instructors certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, who will work directly with you.
When you complete the program, you will graduate with a high school diploma from Career Online High School. In addition, you will have a self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.
The career component of this program takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.
You will be given eighteen (18) months to complete the program; however, since the course work is self-paced, you may be able to complete it in less time. If you are not able to complete the program within eighteen months, you can purchase an extension for one (1) month for $150.