Participant Access    Sign In
Stay Informed! Subscribe to Our Newsletter    Sign Up

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.


Participating Organizations


Counties Served


Pre-Apprentices & Apprentices
BBF Out and About
PBS NC Impact Early Childhood Education Summit
June 1, 2024
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Will you be attending the PBS NC Impact Early Childhood Education Summit? Look for the Building Bright Futures table, and come say hello! This annual event is a gathering of Early Childhood Education Professionals, parents and caregivers aimed at celebrating and supporting those who are helping children, birth through third grade, to grow strong roots for a healthy foundation. Enjoy presentations and breakout sessions, network with colleagues and earn contact hour credits on art integration, educational media, STEM curriculum, equity in education, parenting and more.

How to Request Financial Support from BBF

Don't forget that BBF can provide financial support to employers as well as ECE pre-apprentices and apprentices! Examples include a 50% wage match reimbursement stipend, stipends for mentors, transportation stipends, technology, professional development, educational and professional fees and materials, and more. Participants can view a recording of our recent webinar highlighting the requirements for requesting support, what types of expenses can be reimbursed, and a step-by-step video tutorial on how to fill out and submit the forms.

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

Subscribe to
Our Newsletter

Receive announcements, resources, connections, and event information.

Subscribe Now