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


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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$® states have pushed forward and continue to support the …
Education, Equity & Economics: A Season of Change — T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center 2020-2021 Annual Program Report
In this year's annual report, you'll learn about the work the National Center and its T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ states have done to support the early childhood workforce through recipient stories, data, policy recommendations, special projects, and more.
A statement on passage of the Build Back Better legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, November 19, 2021
The Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center applauds the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Build Back Better legislation.
A Look at Salary/Wage Scales for the Early Childhood Educator Workforce
The white paper examines salary (wage) scales – what they are and what to consider when planning one. Specific state examples are offered, as well as a general discussion of the elements and characteristics of a salary schedule.

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.