Quality and Equity in One Approach: Apprenticeships for Early Childhood Educators

New America

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A new report explores registered apprenticeships as an affordable, high-quality alternative to bachelor’s degrees for early childhood educators.

Publication Date
June 29 2017

"Apprenticeships could be a game changer in early education, frontline healthcare, and other fields where a skilled workforce is essential for reaping the rewards of public investment but where wages remain low and working conditions poor. They can also help us move beyond the polarizing debate around college degree requirements. Awareness of how apprenticeship programs are designed and delivered—and how they differ in key respects from traditional higher education programs—can help policymakers identify opportunities to use them to professionalize workers in critical industry sectors."