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


What’s New

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, $23.9 …
Save the Date! Join us at the 2022 Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening
This annual event bring together professionals from across the country who are working on advocacy, policy, funding, strategy development and systems building toward implementation and sustainability of programs, strategies and funding that support early education systems nationally and in states and …
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Releases 2020-2021 State Compendium
Child Care Services Association and its National Center are pleased to announce the release of the 2020-2021 State Compendium that provides a snapshot of how T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship and Child Care WAGE$® states have pushed forward and continue to support the …

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.