Child Care Services Association (CCSA) and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Division have developed an apprenticeship program for early childhood educators approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship and will be launching a pilot program for states interested this summer.

Apprenticeship programs provide a unique opportunity to support skill development in the high-demand field of early childhood education. Using the unique structure of an apprenticeship program that includes mentoring support and a comprehensive T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood scholarship, a participant will be able to gain employment and attend institutions of higher education working toward industry-recognized credentials and degrees. Combining employment, on-the-job training, college coursework and individualized mentoring, an apprenticeship program supports a more stable early childhood workforce.

Click here view the program overview.

Click here to view the presentation.

Click here for the state interest form.

Click here to view the press release.

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