What We Do

As the only state-wide organization specifically dedicated to child care professionals in Pennsylvania, PACCA can represent the field with state and national policymakers while providing a variety of information, networking, and educational opportunities that met the particular needs of the early care and education community.
  • Public Policy and Representation
    PACCA keeps its members informed on state and federal policy and legislation that affects child care. PACCA also represents its members on public and private work groups, task forces, and committees addressing child care and early learning.
  • Professional Development & Education
    PACCA provides educational programming and scholarship support for child care professionals to improve their skills and keep abreast of trends in the field. PACCA is the licensed administrator of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship program.
  • Information
    PACCA provides child care news, legislative and public policy updates, quick tips and information on PACCA activities in many ways.
  • Network
    PACCA facilitates networking between its members through task forces, committees, conference and forums. PACCA’s Associates’ and Business Partners’ program connect those entities and individuals not involved in direct services to children and families to PACCA’s members.

FAQ's about PACCA

Listed below are answers to questions about PACCA. If your question is not answered, please e-mail us at info@pacca.org or contact us at (717) 657-9000.
How old is PACCA?
PACCA was created in 1973 under the name of the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Administrators.
What does PACCA do?
PACCA provides several products and services to its members to improve child care in Pennsylvania.
  • Public Policy: PACCA keeps current and informs its members on state and federal policy and legislation affecting childcare. PACCA also communicates to media, community leaders and the public the importance of quality child care.
  • T.E.A.C.H.: PACCA is the licensed administrator of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship program. T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships and assistance to eligible child care staff to pursue their CDA credential or Associates Degree.
  • Education: PACCA cosponsors the Annual Early Childhood Education Summit in the Fall, conducts periodic regional forums & mini-conferences throughout the state, and bi-monthly webinars on topics of interest to its members.
  • Information: PACCA publishes E-News briefs throughout the year and Action Alerts on critical child care issues and policies. PACCA’s website and member’s only portal provides access to information and tools, including archived webinars. PACCA is also active on social media including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
  • Networks: PACCA facilitates networking between its members and, through the PACCA Business Partners program, makes available special discounts on products child care providers use in their programs. PACCA's website features a Member Directory and a job board where PACCA members can post openings for FREE.
Who are PACCA's members?
PACCA's members include child care providers, Early Learning Resource Centers, as well as other individuals and organizations that support high-quality early care and education. Associate members include businesses and early childhood initiatives. Click here for a detailed listing of members.

Are PACCA membership dues tax-deductible?
Contributions or gifts are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Dues payments are deductible as ordinary or necessary business expenses.

How do I join?
Join online or simply download and complete our membership application and mail with your dues payment to PACCA. If you would like to speak to our membership staff, call 717-657-9000. 

How can I make a contribution?
Contributions or gifts to PACCA are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. To make a contribution, mail a check written to "PACCA" to the address below. If you would like to receive a letter confirming your tax-deductible contribution, please include your name and address.

Pennsylvania Child Care Association
20 Erford Road, Suite 302
Lemoyne, PA 17050