The Professional Career Pathway Project (PCPP) is a college scholarship funded by an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Arizona Department of Security (ADES) and Central Arizona College. Funding is provided by ADES Child Care Administration through federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds. Arizona Western College is a collaborating Community College.
If you are currently working in the field of early childhood, you may be eligible for the PCPP scholarship.
- To improve the quality of child care in the state of Arizona.
- To provide opportunities for Post-Secondary Education for childcare providers.
- ECE 165 Health Safety Nutrition (ECE101+ECE103+ECE111) approved by the Department of Economic Security to fulfill both ongoing and pre-service health and safety training requirements outlined in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (effective 4/13/22)
- To provide information and services to center-based caregivers, family child care, and family group home providers about the requirements to earn a college-awarded Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion (ECE Certificate).
- Family Childcare Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
- Family Childcare Education
- Infant-Toddler Center-Based Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
- Infant and Toddler Education
- Preschool Center-Based Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
- Preschool Education
- Early Childhood Education
- To support DES-certified family child care and DHS-certified family group home providers in completing the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential by providing funds for the CDA assessment.
- To provide funds for tuition, registration fee, course fee, and a textbook stipend to eligible students.
- An eligible student must work in a center-based child care facility or be a family child care of a family group home provider; preference will be given to DES-certified family child care and DHS-certified family group home providers.
- Eligible students may receive funding for Early Childhood Education coursework only, which is part of a program of study for either a CDA or ECE Certificate.
- An eligible student may receive funding for 24 credits per academic year, maximum.
- A textbook stipend of $20 per credit at the college bookstore
Spring Schedule 2023
Coursework approved by the Department of Economic Security to fulfill both ongoing and pre-service health and safety training requirements outlined in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (effective 4/13/22)
|ECE 101-003||Healthy Env. For Children||1||M||1/17/23-2/10/23||6-715 pm||In-Person||SLLC 106||J. Flores|
|ECE 103-002||Safe Env. For Children||1||M||2/13/23-3/10/23||6-715 pm||In-Person||SLLC 106||J. Flores|
|ECE 111-002||Nutrition||1||M||3/13/23-4/14/23||6-715 pm||In-Person||SLLC 106||J. Flores|
|ECE 101-004||Healthy Env. For Children||1||Th||6:30-7:45 pm||Zoom||G. Renteria|
|ECE 103-003||Safe Env. For Children||1||Th||6:30-7:45 pm||Zoom||G. Renteria|
|ECE 111-002||Nutrition||1||Th||6:30-7:45 pm||Zoom||G. Renteria|
|ECE 165-004||Health Safety Nutrition||3||T||1/17/23-3/10/23||3-5:45 pm||In-Person||CD 403||E. Renaud|
|ECE 205-004*||Home School & Community||3||T||3/13/23-5/12/23||3-5:45 pm||CD 403||E. Renaud|
Meet with PCPP Academic Advisor
Meet with our Professor of Early Childhood Education to get academic advisement
Check your Eligibility
PCPP Scholars must work in a child care center, preschool, DHS group home, or be a family child care provider. Volunteers may also be eligible.
Complete Application Online
Complete and submit the PCPP Application
Obtain your textbooks from the Bookstore
Attend and complete all of the PCPP classes with a grade of C or above to maintain eligibility.