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A Professional Partnership

The West Virginia registered Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program is based on a professional partnership between early care and education 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
 

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Conkle
611 Seventh Avenue, Suite 208
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 523-0433 - (866) WVAACDS
Extension: 406
Fax: (304) 697-6613
E-mail: jconkle@rvcds.org

Tara Kitts
611 Seventh Avenue, Suite 208
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 523-0433 – (866) WVAACDS
Extension: 404
Fax: (304) 697-6613
E-mail: tkitts@rvcds.org

or visit the ACDS website:

www.wvacds.org