NPRC approved for reimbursement for Early Childhood Education | News | – Bradford Era

WARREN — Initiatives from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning have made a shift toward affordable, stackable, portable credentialing for early childhood professionals.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) has been working to support these initiatives and is now eligible for three funding sources to support eligible local students in achieving credentials in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Sources include funding from the Early Care Education Professional Development Organization at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education through the Northwest Institute of Research, Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 1; Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program; and Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program.

Each Early Childhood Education tuition assistance program provides varying levels of financial support in select courses and programming at NPRC. ELRC funding supports community-based Child Development Associate (CDA) training through NPRC’s Workforce Development Division. T.E.A.C.H scholarships provide funding support for eligible