The Center for Childcare Careers (CCC) supports workforce development for early educators working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and out of school time for elementary age children. CCC is planning and implementing an early childhood training program – the Child Development Apprenticeship program -- for entry level people to gain competencies and “learn while earning”. CCC also runs the Summer Literacy Initiative working with 12 Worcester area summer camps with over 500 children to prevent summer learning loss. This program is funded by the United Way and Greater Worcester Community Foundation. The program also provides grant funded trainings and programs.