To provide the youngest Pennsylvanians with the very best start on their educational and developmental journey, it's imperative that we support early childhood workers with career training and advancement opportunities as to retain these skilled employees.

With that in mind, we partner with regional Institutions of Higher Education to meet the following goals:

  • Increase overall completion rates of BAs, AAs and CDAs in the ECE workforce
  • Increase overall participation rates in BAs, AA and CDA programs for the ECE workforce
  • Increase number of teachers who transition to the next degree after graduation
  • Address equity-based gaps in the credentialing system

Please check back for updates on the institutions of Higher Education we partner with.

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