• APRENDE apprentices work in a licensed or registered early childhood program.
  • Time working in the classroom counts toward the early childhood education courses. This reduces college classroom time and enables apprentices to complete their degrees more quickly, ideally in 2-3 years.
  • The apprenticeship integrates college course learning with apprentices’ experiences assisting in the early childhood classroom.
  • Apprentices receive extensive and ongoing support from early childhood faculty in their early childhood classrooms.
  • Apprentices receive ongoing mentorship from an early childhood lead teacher. This long-term mentorship experience ensures that apprentices are ready to become a lead teacher by the end of their apprenticeship.