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.
Megan Burk, firstname.lastname@example.org