17. What is the role of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children?

The Vermont Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program (VECEAP) is managed in collaboration with the VT Department of Labor, through the efforts of Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Vermont. As a statewide, not-for-profit organization, VTAEYC blends state and federal funding, private foundation and community grants, membership dues and private donations to benefit apprenticeship. VTAEYC funds will contribute to the T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship scholarship cost. VTAEYC conducts outreach and orientation, provides materials for apprentice/mentor teams, maintains files, collects monthly documentation from apprentices and mentors, and offers support to all participants throughout the course of the apprenticeship program.