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Building Bright Futures with Early Childhood Apprenticeships

BBF is a pilot initiative providing financial support and resources to boost NC pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships in early childhood education.


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Pre-Apprentices & Apprentices
CCSA's Durham PreK Celebrates Its First Cohort

Durham PreK and Durham Tech celebrated its first cohort of early childhood education apprentices with a record 43 apprentices and 13 employers, and more to come! 

Durham CCSA Signing

Would You Like to be a PBS Rootle Ambarassdor?

Rootle Ambassadors are community members who support families of young learners in counties across the state. Ambassadors serve as leaders, connecting PBS KIDS and early learning resources to the unique needs of their communities.

Daniel Tiger Rootle Program

North Carolina’s children, families, and businesses need more early childhood education and care options, and Building Bright Futures is an innovative solution to increase access. By supporting and encouraging students to enter the early childhood profession, we’ll help make sure more families and employers have the quality child care they need to thrive.

Governor Roy Cooper

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