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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
The May Newsletter is Out!

Jocelyn Shelton with students
Read the latest happenings with BBF in the May newsletter, including our presentation at the 2024 Annual Smart Start Conference. We also spotlight Jocelyn, an early childhood pre-apprentice from Buncombe County who will soon be moving into apprenticeship! 

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

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