October 11, 2022

Spring 2023 T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Application

Are you interested in attending college in Spring 2023? The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) Scholarship application period is now open!

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The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) offers a variety of T.E.A.C.H. scholarships to meet the needs of the early care and education workforce in center and home-based settings. The scholarship:

  • Pays for a percentage of the cost of tuition and books.

  • Provides a travel stipend each semester.

  • Reimburses child care centers for a percentage of the release time given.

  • Provides counseling and administrative support for the child care program.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • work a minimum of 25 – 30 hours per week directly with children in a DHS-certified child care program,

  • make $21.63 or less an hour ($25 or less per hour for directors), and

  • be interested in pursuing coursework at a participating college toward a degree or credential in early childhood.


T.E.A.C.H. applications must be complete and submitted with all required documentation/ information by Friday, November 4, 2022, to be considered for the spring 2023 semester. The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis, however, incomplete applications and applications received after this date will not receive priority for consideration.

To be considered for the Spring 2022 semester, completed applications must be submitted to PACCA through one of the following methods:

  • Email:

  • Fax: 717.657.0959

  • Mail: 20 Erford Road, Suite 302, Lemoyne, PA 17043

For questions about scholarship eligibility or requirements, contact a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor at 717.657.9000.