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Early Childhood Education Apprentice

Program Information

Apprenticeship - Code 1020 - Catalog 2017/2018

Catherine Twyman, Assistant Chair 386-506-3113, 386-506-3113, Catherine.Twyman@daytonastate.edu

Bridgette Cherry, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

We strive to improve the quality of care and education for young children through extensive classroom and on-the-job training.

Description:

The Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program is a state subsidized, two-year program. During the program's six semesters students will study suitable guidance techniques, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities for young children ages infant to school-age, basic principles of child development, and professional and ethical practices pertaining to early childhood education. Students will also receive training pertaining to the VPK Standards, will learn how to administer the VPK Assessment and will be trained in the area of Instructional Implications based on the VPK assessment data. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to use with young children at their own childcare centers. This program meets Child & Family Services licensing standards of a CDA Equivalency.

In most cases, a great deal of financial resources and energy are required to prepare for your career, but in a registered apprenticeship program, you are paid a progressively increased wage while you learn the occupation. This program is an aggressive step toward addressing what has become one of the most urgent needs of America's working families-quality child care and good wages for child care workers. Books are loaned to the apprentices each semester. Apprentices are required to work a total of 4,000 hours of OJT and 400 class hours for successful completion of the program. Classes are held at Daytona State College's Daytona Campus, at the West Campus in Deland, as well as the Deltona Campus.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Successfully plan and implement lessons with targeted populations of children, using developmentally appropriate curriculum techniques and materials.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate guidance techniques when dealing with targeted populations of children.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and principles of child development.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical practices pertaining to early childhood education.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Additional Admission Requirements

THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE:

  • Potential apprentices must be 18 years of age or older and employed at child care center.
  • Volusia County Child Care Apprenticeship GNJ Committee must select first-year apprentices, before beginning the program.
  • High school diploma, certificate, or GED equivalency is required for admission into the program.
  • High school transcripts required. GED grades report required when applicable.
  • Must be employed in a Child Care Facility.

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students who have been selected by the committee must be admitted to Daytona State College by completing the Daytona State College Application for Admissions. The College does charge a one-time, non-refundable assessment fee to all students, at the time of initial enrollment.
  • Students will be registered for apprenticeship classes and on-the-job training through the appropriate apprenticeship committee.

Careers

Child Development Specialist
Child Care Associate
Child Care Teacher
Child Care Worker

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Program Specific Courses

HEV0941Child Care Apprentice I

96

HEV0941LChild Care Apprentice I Lab

680

HEV0942Child Care Apprentice II

96

HEV0942LChild Care Apprentice II Lab

680

HEV0943Child Care Apprentice III

36

HEV0943LChild Care Apprentice III Lab

640

HEV0944Child Care Apprentice IV

96

HEV0944LChild Care Apprentice IV Lab

679.8

HEV0945Child Care Apprentice V

96

HEV0945LChild Care Apprentice V Lab

680

HEV0946Child Care Apprentice VI

36

HEV0946LChild Care Apprentice VI Lab

640

TOTAL LECTURE VOC. HRS. 15.20
TOTAL LECTURE CONTACT HRS. 456.00
TOTAL OJT VOC. HRS. 133.30
TOTAL OJT CONTACT HRS. 4000.00

Notes

GENERAL INFORMATION
Apprenticeship Programs are:

SKILLED BASED/APPLIED LEARNING CONSISTING OF:

Class Related Instruction
Usually 6 Hours per Week

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Full-time Employment in Field

Access to a computer with high-speed internet connection is needed

Approved by Florida Department of Education,

Apprenticeship Office of Workforce Education

JOURNEYMAN CERTIFICATE

Awarded by Apprenticeship Office of Workforce Education, 
Florida Department of Education on Successful Completion of Program

GRADUATES:

Graduates are prepared to work as head teachers of pre-school classes, or assistants/paraprofessionals in the public school system. You will learn to make lesson plans, supervise children and be responsible for a class. Graduates are awarded certificates from Daytona State College (Early Childhood Education Apprentice) and the Florida Department of Education, Apprenticeship Office of Workforce Education. Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply their credits (12.0 semester hours) toward an associate of science degree in Early Childhood Education.