Developing Apprenticeship Models in Early Childhood Education

Primary Investigator: Dr. Sue K. Adams, Professor of Human Development and Family Science (pictured at left)

In partnership with the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children and the RI Department of Human Services, Dr. Adams, colleagues from the URI Child Development Center and HDF undergraduate student, Sarah Behm (pictured above, at right), will be working to develop a model to provide training for associate-level teacher apprentices in the provision of high-quality early childhood education and care. The URI Child Development Centers will provide intensive mentorship to teachers and teaching assistants at 4 community preschools to help enhance skills and develop the beginnings of a sustainable model of apprenticeship in early childhood education and care.