The Professional Career Pathway Project


The PCPP is a scholarship funded by DES Child Care Administration. If you are currently working in the field of early childhood (in a family child care or center based program) the PCPP will pay college tuition for up to 18 credits a year and provide a stipend for books.

The PCPP Offers:

► Tuition for 18 credits per school year for ECE courses only

► Textbook Stipend of $20 per credit at college bookstore

► Available Statewide through your locale community college.


► Must work in a preschool, child care center, or as a family child care
provider. Volunteers may be eligible.

► Must identify an educational goal
(Pathway) and pursue Early Childhood Education (ECE) coursework to accomplish your goal.

► Must complete all courses paid for by the PCPP with a grade of “C” or above to maintain eligibility.

Get Started:

► Contact the ECE Department at a collaborating community college:
Arizona Western College
Central Arizona College
Chandler-Gilbert College
Cochise College
Eastern Arizona College
Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Mohave Community College
Northland Pioneer College
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix College
Pima Community College
Rio Salado College
South Mountain Community College
Tohono O’odham Community College
Yavapai College

► Meet with an ECE advisor and identify your educational Pathway

► Complete and submit the PCPP Application Form online at:

► Attend Class!

Funding provided by the
Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Care
Administration through federal
Child Care Development Block
Grant Funds (CCDBG)

The PCPP prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.