APRENDE Early Childhood Teacher Apprenticeship Program


APRENDE is an early childhood teacher training program at Santa Fe Community College to support early childhood teachers through hands-on teaching experience to earn certificates and degrees in early childhood.

APRENDE has two different training programs:

APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Program: a pre-apprenticeship for people interested in becoming an early childhood assistant teacher 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. Pre-Apprentices earn a stipend for their field experience and early childhood coursework. All course credits will transfer to the APRENDE Apprenticeship program to continue to the associate degree.

APRENDE Apprenticeship Program: an apprenticeship program for people who have a job in early childhood or who are looking for an employed position in the field who are interested in an accelerated pathway to an associate degree in early childhood.  An associate degree in early childhood qualifies someone to be a lead teacher in 0-5 community early childhood programs and can transfer to a bachelor’s degree program to become a public school early childhood teacher in PreK-Grade 3 classrooms.

APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about the Fall 2022 APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

August 2nd at 5:30-6:30 pm: Register Here

August 4th at 12:00-1:00 pm: Register Here