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
The June Newsletter is Out!

LEAP and Governor Cooper
Read the latest happenings with BBF in the June newsletter, including the NCBCE All-Member Luncheon with BBF participants from the Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP). We also spotlight Frenchy Davis and Nancy Rogers of Foundation Builders Academy in Rocky Mount, NC, who share their passion for ECE advocacy and building equity in their community.

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, 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