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Affordability, accessibility, support and compensation: Higher education and the early childhood workforce


This policy brief describes key components of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarship program, which supports higher education, professional development, and training of early childhood educators. By integrating employers, employees, and colleges/universities, the program provides scholarship aid, college credits and degrees, counseling support, commitment to the employer, and compensation improvements. Federal and state policy recommendations for funding the program are presented.

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