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Project Profile

Early Childhood Education Pre-Apprenticeship Model Project

District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund
Start Date: Jan 2020 — End Date: Dec 2020

This report on the Early Childhood Education Pre-Apprenticeship Model was prepared for the 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Center for Urban and Regional Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill with support from the Pennsylvania Key and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development & Early Learning. Early childhood education (ECE) helps to break the cycle of poverty by providing low-income children access to high-quality learning environments during a critical developmental period. Expanding ECE in low-income neighborhoods offers another, less recognized benefit to low-income youth entering adulthood: the prospect of a rewarding teaching career as an ECE instructor.  The City of Philadelphia has piloted a model for ECE development that gives high school students an opportunity to support childhood education in their community while advancing their professional skills and earnings.

Research & Planning

About the Client

District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund’s mission is: (1) providing access to career pathways in healthcare and human services for incumbent workers and job seekers through education, training and work-based learning; and, (2) building the capacity of the Delaware Valley’s healthcare industry to create a highly-skilled workforce through on-the-job training opportunities and the development […]