The Learn and Earn Apprenticeship Program, otherwise known as LEAP to Teach, is a paid workforce development program.
This program provides real-world experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and is designed to support and develop individuals interested in attaining the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
Additionally, participants can take advantage of the opportunity to apply for direct placement into an entry-level Teacher Assistant position upon completion!
Applications will be reviewed to determine whether prospective students can satisfy the requirements and overall responsibilities and commitment. Individuals placed with a licensed child care provider must have a comprehensive background check to include FBI fingerprints, sign a statement of ethical conduct and adhere to the agency’s vaccination policy. Falsifying or omitting information will result in the individual being found ineligible.
Wayne Metro has partnered with Wayne County Community College District to provide the college course work in order to prepare students to think critically and creatively, learn and use technology and demonstrate cultural awareness.