T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program

High-quality early learning programs can produce substantial long-term benefits for children, their families, and society as a whole.

Research concludes that degreed teachers with specialized training in early childhood lead to better outcomes for young children. But the early childhood field is composed largely of women who are challenged in their pursuit of higher education by the obstacles of money, time, location and dependent care needs. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship program is a national model that enables early childhood professionals to obtain the necessary education and support to make them better teachers.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship model requires investment from the scholarship recipient, their employer and the T.E.A.C.H. program. Since the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program awarded its first scholarships in September 1998, over 5,000 T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipients have earned degrees and credentials in early childhood education.

Without high quality early childhood education, far too many young children enter school without the skills they need to succeed. Please consider helping us help others ... it's a win-win for children, families and the teachers in Pennsylvania's child care, Head Start, and pre-K classrooms.
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