Camp Fire First Texas launched the first Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) in Texas in 2020. The inaugural class began meeting virtually in September and this month they will join registered apprenticeships across the country celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) taking place November 8 - 14, 2020.
Fort Worth, Texas (August 17, 2020) – Almost one year ago, Camp Fire First Texas based in Fort Worth, Texas, introduced the first Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) in the state when it received Department of Labor (DOL) approval. [...]
Growing awareness of the importance of early education in a child’s growth and development has increased the demand for quality early education.
Camp Fire First Texas is First in Texas Camp Fire First Texas has a long history of forward thinking, so it’s no surprise that Camp Fire is leading the way for early education apprenticeships in Texas. There is [...]
I often hear conversations from participants in early childhood training courses discussing how the Professional Development session will be helpful to them as an individual and for others. I also hear participants discuss the stress of Professional Development [...]
Department of Labor Green Lights New Early Education Apprenticeship Program, First of its Kind Offered in Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (August 2, 2019) – On Monday, July 29 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) approved the first Early Education Apprenticeship Program in Texas. This new program will be administered by Camp Fire First Texas in North Texas. [...]
At Camp Fire, it isn’t only our youth who take time to reflect and strengthen their social emotional skills, our leaders and staff do too. Here is a personal account from one of our Early Childhood Education professionals. I [...]
You may have heard the quote “Play is a child’s work.” Since typical synonyms for work are labor, toil, drudgery, exertion and grind – that quote makes play sound like serious business. In reality, play kind of is serious business. Maybe [...]
It’s that time of year – teachers are feeling overwhelmed. School has begun. It’s very busy at work. You’re dreaming of your summer vacations. We’ve just gone through a heatwave. Before we know it, the holidays will be [...]
Fort Worth, Texas (April 2, 2018) – Camp Fire First Texas has posthumously awarded Sandra Lamm with the Rosie Mauk Award. Lamm, who passed away on March 22, dedicated her life to improving early childhood experiences for our community’s [...]
Working in an early childhood education center can be stressful. Being the director of a center can be an even bigger challenge. As if being responsible for growing young minds isn’t enough, your tasked with the responsibility of growing [...]
Last weekend I watched my two-year old chase his older (middle) brother and a friend around the yard. My (almost) 14-year old (gulp!) chatted openly and easily about a recent outing to the lease with his dad. In this [...]