The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Pennsylvania scholarship program will no longer be funded with any government funding! The recently passed state budget included cuts to child care and legislative leaders targeted state funds for T.E.A.C.H. as one place to make cuts. Federal funds were also cut in the budget and the Governor’s office decided to partially absorb those cuts by eliminating all the federal funding for T.E.A.C.H.
The Governor can change this and make good on his commitment to early childhood education. His office is responsible for the decision to cut federal funds and they can reverse it.
More than 50,000 Pennsylvania children currently attend early childhood education programs that are higher quality because staff members are participating in T.E.A.C.H.
Nearly 2,000 Pennsylvania early childhood professionals may have to drop out of college reducing the quality of early childhood education for the children they serve.
If the Governor doesn’t take action - T.E.A.C.H. will shut down. Program quality will decline and children will have fewer high quality early learning opportunities.
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