Early Childhood Workforce Development Program
The Early Childhood Workforce Development Program is designed to address the shortage of early childhood teachers and child care slots by removing financial barriers, providing on the job training, and giving participants an opportunity to use these skills in early childhood classrooms as a substitute.
The program is for:
The program is specially designed to support those who are new and interested in entering the career of Early Childhood Education, and to give participants the training and confidence they need to enter early childhood classrooms.
The program includes:
The WNC Early Childhood Workforce Development Grant was awarded funds through the NCWorks Local Innovation Fund, a part of Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready Initiative. The two-year grant is designed to address the shortage of quality early childhood teachers and child care slots in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties by recruiting candidates interested in entering the career of Early Childhood Education.
The pathway for participants includes paid pre-service training, classroom-based observations and coaching, and financial assistance for tuition and books to support the attainment of the NC Early Childhood Credential. This opportunity will allow prospective teachers to implement the skills learned as a substitute in local early childhood classrooms to full-time employment as a child care teachers. This program creates a strong career pipeline for field of early childhood and allows for greater access and availability of quality child care for working families.
In partnership with:
For more information please contact:
(828) 698-0674 ext. 101