The Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) is an educational and career pathway building program. The first U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for early educators in the State of Texas, the EEAP includes paid on-the-job-learning, coupled with educational courses and one-on-one coaching in the classroom from a Camp Fire mentor.
Other benefits include wage increases, stipends that recognize milestones, and earning up to 21+ hours of college credit. Completion of the EEAP requires 4,000 hours (2 years of employment) of on-the-job learning, completed at an approved place of employment, and 288 hours of coursework. Some prior work experience and course hours will be accepted in substitute for EEAP requirements.
Camp Fire is now accepting inquiries for interested Texas Rising Star quality rated sites, nationally accredited sites and interested child care teachers. Applications for apprenticeships will open beginning in January 2020. The inaugural EEAP group begins in August 2020.