ACDS NEEDS INSTRUCTORS.
ACDS Instructor’s Academy June 8 – 12, 2015

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The West Virginia registered Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program is based on a professional partnership between child care providers and their employers.

It is a teaching program where apprentices "learn by doing." A blending of classroom work and on-the-job training provides professional growth for providers. It also enhances the quality of care that their employers offer to the community.

The registered Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist program promotes:

  • Highly skilled, confident early childhood employees
  • Quality early childhood environments
  • Informed, supportive early childhood professionals

The program's participants include:

  • Child Care Providers
  • Head Start
  • In-Home Providers
  • Preschool Employees
  • Public School
  • Youth Apprentices
  • Home Visitors