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In response to the introduction of the Early Educator Apprenticeship Act in both houses of Congress, this positioning statement outlines recommendations for rebuilding the workforce at this critical moment with quality and equity at the center through apprenticeships, which have been effective in improving K-12 school systems. A national system of robust apprenticeship programs would support rebuilding our supply of care while also ensuring educators receive the high-quality clinical practice and coaching required for the complex task of supporting early brain development.
Bank Street College of Education
apprenticeships, early education, early childhood education, early educators, caregivers, 0-3, birth to three
Early Childhood Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education
Lawrence, B. J., Sharrock, E., & Parkerson, C. (2021). Realizing the Promise of Early Educator Apprenticeships. Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/bsec/5