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Apprenticeships: A Growing Strategy for the Child Care Workforce

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Meeting our nation’s child care needs depends on the ability to recruit and retain a competent workforce. Registered apprenticeship programs are one way child care and early learning teachers can improve their knowledge and skills while increasing their wages and earning capacity. Apprenticeships support career development and help workers earn credentials, either a state-defined credential, a nationally recognized CDA, or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Registered apprenticeship programs are active or in development in most states.

Join BPC to learn about innovative models designed for child care teachers, Head Start teachers, and family child care providers. Panelists will share strategies for launching and sustaining child care workforce registered apprenticeships.

Featured Speakers


Emily Sharrock | Associate VP, Education Center, Bank Street College of Education

Pamm Shaw | Director, Strategic Funding & Partnerships, YMCA of the East Bay

Dulari Tahbildar | Director, Rhode Island Child Care Training Program

Tara Williams | Associate Director, Early Childhood Initiative, BPC


Linda K. Smith | Director, Early Childhood Initiative, BPC

Read the report: Apprenticeships: Building a Strong Child Care Workforce Pipeline




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