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Workforce Development

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce is important to OCCRRA’s mission.  We do this by providing scholarships that promote education, compensation and retention of early childhood professionals. Opportunities include TEACH Early Childhood® OHIO, POWER Ohio Wage Supplements and other workforce development scholarships.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO is a compensation and retention program for Child Care professionals. Active in 23 states, T.E.A.C.H is designed to address education, compensation and turnover issues that affect the early childhood field.

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POWER Ohio was created by a subcommittee of state agencies and early childhood stakeholders. POWER is an acronym for Powering Optimal Wages and Encouraging Retention.

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