The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center at Child Care Services Association provides leadership in the early childhood education field to states across the country and to our nation’s policymakers on the critical importance and value of an educated, well-paid and stable early childhood workforce to ensure the long term success of our nation’s children in school and in life. In North Carolina? Visit T.E.A.C.H. NC or WAGE$ NC.
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Step Up to T.E.A.C.H. & Step Up to WAGE$
Step Up to T.E.A.C.H. and Step Up to WAGE$ is a new opportunity for states that have an interest in supporting the workforce through the American Rescue Plan Act to implement a short-to-long term early childhood workforce stabilization strategy.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® strengthen supports for early childhood compensation, education and career pathways and transforming the workforce. Learn more through our series of policy briefs.
Child Care Services Association National Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship Program
Child Care Services Association (CCSA) and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Division have developed an apprenticeship program for early childhood educators approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship and will be launching a pilot program for states interested this summer.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center News
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program: Moving the needle on student success for the past 30+ yearsThe T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program has used many of the student success strategies the federal government is interested in implementing over the past 30+ years to help the workforce complete formal education and college degrees.
CCSA and its National Center Launches Map for State by State Investments in the Child Care WorkforceThis review focused on state decisions to require the use of stabilization grants to invest in child care workforce compensation or the ability for programs to opt-in to receive supplemental payments to invest in child care workforce compensation…
How can we improve early childhood education? Implement a permanent solution that uses public dollars to pay teachers more.We’ve said it before. We need a way forward – a post-pandemic strategy to better compensate the child care workforce. This period of temporary increases in child care funding offers states an opportunity to provide a bridge for longer-term solutions. It is time to build the bridge between the pandemic-related supplemental federal funds for child care and the post-pandemic child care landscape upon which parents and employers will depend. Economic recovery and growth depend on it.