The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center specializes in creating a professional, educated and fairly compensated early childhood education workforce.

Join Us at the 2023 Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center at CCSA To Host Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening – April 26-28, 2023.

REQUEST FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 14!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available.


What’s New

The 2023-24 FAFSA opens Oct. 1. What do I need to know?
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the 2023-24 FAFSA cycle officially begins. The form is open until June 30, 2024 on a rolling basis. You should complete the form as soon as possible, as many N.C. schools award aid on a first-come, …
CCSA’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Announces Pilot Apprenticeship Program in Six States
Chapel Hill, N.C., August 29, 2022: This fall, Child Care Services Association (CCSA)’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center (National Center) will launch a pilot apprenticeship program in six states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Arkansas Early Childhood …
ECE approved Apprenticeship Program Webinar – Registration is Now Open
Sign up to learn more about the new ECE approved Apprenticeship Program developed by Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Division at one of our upcoming virtual sessions. Child Care Services Association (CCSA) and its T.E.A.C.H. Early …
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center at CCSA Hosted its First In-Person National Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening Since 2019
CCSA and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Division hosted an in-person conference at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Open to all states, the 2022 Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening welcomed 200+ participants from 32 states plus DC and …
CCSA and its National Center Launches Map for State by State Investments in the Child Care Workforce
In March 2021, Congress passed legislation that included nearly $40 billion to support both child care providers and the families who depend on child care so that they can work or return to the workforce. Out of these funds, $23.9 …

Step Up to T.E.A.C.H. and Step Up to WAGE$

Step Up to T.E.A.C.H. and Step Up to WAGE$ demonstration programs are a new opportunity for states that have an interest in supporting the workforce through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to implement a short-to-long term early childhood workforce stabilization strategy.

Bring Step Up to T.E.A.C.H. to Your State

An “off-the-shelf” program to immediately turn ARPA funds into educational scholarships for early care professionals and those who perform specialized functions in the early care system.

Bring Step Up to WAGE$ to Your State

An “off-the-shelf” program to immediately turn ARPA funds into education-based salary supplements into the hands of deserving early educators.


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