T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Pennsylvania Scholarship Program offers early learning professionals a debt-free higher education, supporting them while they work to become stronger teachers and earn thriving wages. By building a more educated and fairly compensated workforce, T.E.A.C.H. raises the quality of care and education that Pennsylvania’s youngest children receive—setting them on a path to future learning and success.

  • About T.E.A.C.H ... Learn how T.E.A.C.H. helps to increase the education, compensation and retention of early childhood teachers, which in turn raises the quality of child care programs Pennsylvania.
  • How to Apply ... Learn more about T.E.A.C.H. scholarships, eligibility criteria, scholarship models and how to apply.
  • Participating Colleges and Universities ... Learn more about early childhood education programs at colleges and universities that offer T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships.
  • Scholarship Resources for Recipients ... Looking for a form, resource materials or a T.E.A.C.H. intro webinar?
  • Scholarship Resources for Employers ... Looking for a form, resource materials or a T.E.A.C.H. intro webinar?
  • Resources for Online Learning ... Learn more about what to expect and how to be successful with online learning.
  • Voices From the Field ... Read stories of T.E.A.C.H. scholarships and the impact the program has had on their personal and professional lives.  
  • News ... Updates and news from T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Pennsylvania
  • Funders ... Learn about how T.E.A.C.H. partners with businesses, foundations, and government to improve the quality of Pennsylvania's child care programs.
  • Annual Report ... Learn more about the impact of T.E.A.C.H. in Pennsylvania
  • Contact T.E.A.C.H.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Pennsylvania is administered by the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) and is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association (CCSA). The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center, a division of CCSA provides oversight and support to states administering T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® & Child Care WAGE$® Programs across the nation. 

T.E.A.C.H. Pennsylvania is supported by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE).