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Butler University’s College of Education and Early Learning Indiana have collaborated to develop an accessible, affordable, and fast-tracked early childhood educator certificate program. This program aims to address the nationwide crisis in early childhood education, particularly in Indiana, where a significant percentage of children and families lack access to high quality childcare services. The program also responds to the increasing demand for qualified teachers in early childhood centers. Historically, the field has relied on the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, which falls short in providing the necessary theoretical knowledge and pedagogical skills. Alternatively, early childhood educators could pursue TEACH grants for bachelor’s degrees, but these programs take years to complete.