This program is designed for residents of Pennsylvania currently employed by Early Childhood Education programs and working with infant and toddler age groups. The state-wide apprenticeship model aims to provide working educators with the opportunity for education coaching and mentorship while applying their learning directly to their work in the classroom they are employed in. The end result being readiness to apply for their Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate® credential with the Council for Professional Recognition.
Benefits of the Apprenticeship track to the CDA include opportunities for wage and pay equity, direct application of learning in their workday, on-site coaching, mentorship from the college and additional resources for their success. For employers, benefits include a partnership with the college, the elevation of their workforce with immediate and direct results to their program and opportunities for leadership and growth experiences through coaching and mentoring.
Fall Apprenticeship Cohorts Forming
- EARL106 - Early Childhood Development and Learning - 3 credits
- EARL128 - Infant-Toddler Development and Learning - 3 credits
- EARL244 - Early Childhood Profession - 3 credits
*Completed classes are eligible to be applied towards an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4.