How the apprenticeship model can help train and lift early childhood educators

When you think of a career “apprenticeship,” which professions first come to mind? Plumbing? Carpentry?

I’d wager the early childhood education field wasn’t your first thought. But the apprenticeship model need not be limited to trades to serve as an effective method for seasoned professionals to train the next generation of workers in their field.

Applying the apprenticeship model to the field of early childhood education is a unique approach that pays dividends for both children and those who care for them. It’s a novel idea and one Carlow University has been employing since 2018 when it established the Western Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Hub — the state’s first.

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