Benefits & Incentives of ACDS


Apprentices who complete the program receive a nationally recognized certificate from the United States Department of Labor.

Increased Wages

Many apprentices are able to arrange an agreement with their employer to receive a raise after they reach specific milestones in the program.

Job Security

Well-trained providers are important to early childhood employers.

Professional Opportunities

Graduates of West Virginia's apprenticeship program can have their work applied as college credit for an associate's degree at most West Virginia community colleges. Scholarships are available for ACDS graduates.


Child care providers who feel confident about their jobs find that assurance reaching into other areas of their lives, opening new doors of opportunity.