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Apprenticeship Program

What is a registered apprenticeship?
Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled child care providers. An apprenticeship offers an effective combination of academic course work and on-the-job training. This opportunity is for professionals new to the field of early care and education and for those already in the field seeking to advance themselves.

As an apprentice you receive:
· 4000 hours of on-the-job training
· 288 hours of related instruction
· Support from a trained supervisor
· 100% tuition and books paid
· A nationally recognized Child Development Specialist (CDS) Registered Apprenticeship Certificate

As a job site supervisor you gain:
· Continuously trained and motivated staff
· An opportunity to be a role model by sharing your knowledge and skills.

As a sponsoring center you will:
· Participate in a nationally recognized program
· Gain more highly skilled staff
· Reduce risk of staff turnover

Have questions? Contact:
Jen Schwenneker
Child Care Home Consultant
Child Care Resource & Referral of NE Iowa
3675 University Avenue Waterloo, IA 50704
Ph: (319) 233-0804
Toll Free: (800) 475-0804

Degree Program of NE Iowa

The degree program of NE Iowa functions under the direction of the Early Care & Education Professional Development Project. Funding has been acquired through Cedar Valley's Promise. To enroll in the program, contact Cathy Ketton at CCR&R for more information. You must enroll in an early childhood curriculum at any local education institutions. You must also agree to remain in the early childhood care and education field for one year following the completion of your degree. Cedar Valley's Promise pays 100% of your tuition, books, and associated fees. You must work in a participating center or home to qualify.

Benefits for you:
· Quality education
· Making yourself more professional
· Possible pay increase
· 100% Tuition & 50% books paid
· Earn your degree

Sponsored by:
CCR&R of NE Iowa
3675 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-233-0804
Fax: 319-274-8841

Funding provided by Cedar Valley's Promise

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CCR&R of Northeast Iowa
Exceptional Persons, Inc.

P.O. Box 4090
3675 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50704-4090

Ph: (800) 475-0804