Steepletown Neighborhood Services

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Interested in helping children reach their potential?

Steepletown offers a 12-month Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship Program.

This apprenticeship model of training combines instruction-based learning with on-the-job training in the classroom. Apprentices will earn their Child Development Associates (CDA) credential either at GRCC or Vibrant Futures. The on-the-job training takes place at a child development center or preschool located in Grand Rapids for which an apprentice is paid.
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The future starts with children – help us shape it, and fill out an interest form!

Employer partners and community organizations involved in early childhood education: 

Steepletown Preschool, Baxter Child Development Center, Grand Rapids Early Discovery Center, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan: La Escuelita, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Child Development Center, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative-Early Learning Center, Refugee Education Center-Explore & Learn Academy and Hands Connected Center.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship training, please fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page. For more information, please download the Frequently Asked Questions form below:

To get started, please fill out the form below, and a Case Manager will contact you soon!