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Early Childhood Education Careers

Do you enjoy caring for young children?

Literacy Pittsburgh can help you gain the skills to pursue a fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program

We can help you advance your career as an early childhood education professional. Whether you are currently working for an early learning program or planning to enter the field, Literacy Pittsburgh can support you in achieving an early childhood credential. Brush up on math or reading skills and transition smoothly into an exciting apprenticeship program offered in partnership with Trying Together, CCAC, and Partner4Work. The program works collaboratively with you and your employer to help you grow your career.

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This program is part of Literacy Pittsburgh's Ready & Relevant initiative, which is made possible through community project funding from the FY22 federal spending bill. The total cost of the Ready & Relevant program is $1,790,803. $675,000 (38%) is funded through a Federal Community Project grant. The other $1,115,883 (62%) is funded through other public contracts and private donations.

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