APRENDE Early Childhood Teacher Apprenticeship Program


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. 

APRENDE Infant Toddler Child Development Certificate (CDC) Cohort: APRENDE is offering a special CDC cohort in Spanish during 2023-2024 for current infant and toddler teachers and people who would like to get experience in an infant and toddler classroom. Please click on Apply to APRENDE for the application.