APRENDE is an early childhood teacher training program at Santa Fe Community College that uses hands-on experience in early childhood classrooms to earn certificates and degrees in early childhood.
APRENDE has two different training programs:
APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Program: a pre-apprenticeship for people who do not have experience in early childhood settings. Pre-Apprentices gain experience through a 150-hour field experience and earn a Child Development Certificate (CDC) in early childhood education.
APRENDE Apprenticeship Program: an apprenticeship training program for people working in early childhood who are interested in an accelerated pathway to an associate degree in early childhood.