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Project Profile

Early Childhood Education Pre-Apprenticeship Model Project

Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care 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 Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care District 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

Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care 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 […]