T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center

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. In a different state and want to learn more? Read Making the Case for WAGE$ in Your State or Making the Case for T.E.A.C.H. in Your State.

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State Contacts

Find the right contact in your state for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program and/or Child Care WAGE$® Program.

Policy Work

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.

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