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Early Childhood Educator Apprentice Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this apprenticeship:

Child Care Instructor

Average Median Wage



Early Childhood Educators 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. Early Childhood Educators 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.

Details and 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

Apprenticeship Information

  • 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