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

We offer consultation, technical assistance and resources to an array of partners looking for solutions to solve long-standing, entrenched workforce issues.

  • Funders
  • Policy Makers
  • Business and Industry
  • Early Childhood Partner Organizations
  • Higher Education
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Workforce

Download a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Fact Sheet PDF, learn more below or contact us.

Our Vision

Every child in an early childhood setting has a teacher who is well-educated and well-compensated. Every early childhood teacher has access to affordable college education, workforce supports and continuing professional development on a pathway to valued, sustained employment.

Our Mission

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center develops, implements and sustains programs and strategies that result in a well-educated, fairly compensated and stable early childhood workforce to ensure the long-term success of our nation’s children in school and in life.

Our Goals and Strategies

  • Helping ensure accountability and successful outcomes for all T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® programs
  • Providing tools, resources and strategies for creating a stable, well-educated and fairly compensated early education workforce
  • Advancing policy, funding and advocacy in support of the early childhood workforce

View our Core Values, Principles and Key Strategies.