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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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Mark Your Calendars!

A Statewide Event Supporting Career Pathways for the Early Childhood Workforce

Monday, April 15, 2024 
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC 

Join us for an event for those engaged with the Building Bright Futures pilot initiative! 

Pre-Apprenticeship Webinar Series
Webinar Series for High Schoolers

We recently wrapped up an informative three-part evening webinar series targeted to high schoolers who are interested in or already registered as an early childhood education pre-apprentice. In this series, we heard from DCDEE, DPI, ApprenticeshipNC, and others in the field on the importance of ECE, career pathways, funding your ECE education, and advocacy. View the webinar recordings on our Events page and use it as a resource for your students!

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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