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Child Care Development Specialist Apprentice

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Please Note:  You must have a signed apprenticeship contract before enrolling in apprentice-related instruction. For assistance with the apprenticeship process contact the appropriate Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Training Representative or the technical college offering related instruction.

Offered At These Colleges:
Milwaukee Area

Child care development specialists attend to children at child care centers performing a variety of tasks; such as, dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. They instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. Child care development specialists must also possess specialized knowledge and training in safety, health, first aid (including child CPR certification), child abuse/neglect identification, child nutrition and hygiene, and child development observation.

Work Requirements:

Training Details:
2-year training program
4,000 hours on-the-job training
324 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom training focuses on early childhood development

Application Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
Physically able to perform trade
Valid driver's license or reliable transportation

Median Salary After Completion:

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