Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development Profiles Next Door Teacher

Click HERE to read the story from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Next Door Associate Teacher, Courtney Calhoun, is working to advance her career in early childhood education through a new apprenticeship program with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

The Early Childcare Educator Apprenticeship is part of a statewide effort to address the current workforce shortage in early childhood education. Through the two-year program, teachers like Courtney, receive valuable resources like mentorship from experienced teachers and more than 400 hours of paid instruction from Milwaukee Area Technical College. After completing the apprenticeship, participants become eligible to serve as head teachers in their classrooms.

In September 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development profiled Courtney’s participation in a feature story about the apprenticeship. See the link above to learn more about Courtney’s passion for early childhood education and more details about her experience. We are so proud to have Courtney on the Next Door team!