We are Pennsylvania's Early Care & Education Providers

The Pennsylvania Child Care Association is a statewide non-profit membership organization. We exist to be strong and effective advocates for high-quality early care and education programs.

  • High-quality child care is where early learning happens every day -- The availability of affordable, high-quality child care is crucial for all families in Pennsylvania.
  • High-quality child care is not just a concern for parents. It affects everyone -- For Pennsylvania's businesses, high-quality, dependable child care allows employees to focus on work, to be more reliable, and provides a lasting foundation of early learning that will be a major factor in the skill level of future employees.

Pennsylvania’s early care and education providers are the linchpin to supporting families, businesses, and communities all of whom depend on access to high-quality early learning. High-quality child care is an investment that yields returns for the commonwealth’s children by supporting their development and preparation for school success. In turn, this creates economic returns by increasing workforce participation and productivity. Investing in Pennsylvania’s early care and education providers creates jobs and directly benefits local economies.

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

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program works with providers, colleges, and child care staff to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the education and compensation of child care workers. T.E.A.C.H obtains its funding through grants from businesses, foundations, and government. By helping increase professionalism, raise wages, and reduce staff turnover of child care staff, this public-private partnership brings higher quality care to Pennsylvania's children.

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