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A Way Forward: Registered Apprenticeships and Advancing the Early Childhood Workforce (Webcast)

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The early childhood workforce plays a critical role in supporting children and families, yet remains poorly compensated and under resourced. As policymakers look to improve the quality and wages of this sector, some are incorporating the established workforce strategy of registered apprenticeships. Drawing together unique partnerships across early childhood education, workforce, and higher education, registered apprenticeships are a promising practice with the potential to meaningfully advance the early learning workforce.

On February 20, please join BPC for our webcast event on how registered apprenticeships can move forward the skills and compensation of the early childhood workforce as part of a diverse professional development system.

Read the explainer on registered apprenticeships for the early childhood workforce

Read the discussion guide and questions here


Shannon Christian
Director of the Office of Child Care, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jennifer Conkle
Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist Statewide Coordinator at River Valley Child Development Services

Cheryl Feldman
Executive Director, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Michelle Figlar
Vice President of Learning, The Heinz Endowments

Jameelah Jones
Assistant Teacher, Parent Infant Center

Suzann Morris
Fellow of Early Childhood Initiative, BPC

Sarah Rittling
Executive Director, First Five Years Fund

Linda Smith
Director of the Early Childhood Initiative, BPC

Paula Stewart
Infant/Toddler Specialist, River Valley Child Development Services

Additional participants to be announced

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