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Early Childhood Educator

Early childhood educators instruct preschool students in activities promoting social, physical, and intellectual growth that follow curricula or lesson plans.

Reimbursements are available for early childhood educator sponsors and apprentices. Contact for information.

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Additional Training

The apprentice must complete the following prior to finishing the program: 1. Obtain Infant/Child Automated External Defibrillator (AED), First Aid, and CPR certification during the first three months of the program and maintain it. 2. Complete Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) certification requirements to provide care to children within the first six months of the program. 3. Register with Wisconsin Registry within the first six months of the program and keep their registration updated. 4. Successfully complete Transition to Trainer in the final year of the program.

Employer sponsors are eligible for grant-based funding to support their program. Contact the local Apprenticeship Training Representative for more information.