Professional Career Pathway Project

The Professional Career Pathway Project

What is the PCPP?

The Professional Career Pathway Project (PCPP) is a college scholarship funded by the DES Child Care Administration through federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds. If you are currently working in the field of early childhood you may be eligible for the PCPP scholarship.

PCPP Offers:

Tuition for 24 credits per school year for approved courses only
Textbook Stipend of $20 per credit at college bookstore
Available Statewide through local community colleges

Get Started: 

CONNECT with the early childhood department at a collaborating community college. List of collaborating colleges below.
MEET with an early childhood program advisor to identify an education goal and your pathway to pursue early childhood education course work. PCPP supports early childhood coursework for the CDA Credential, Certificates of Completion, and Associate Degrees.
CHECK your eligibility. 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 and submit the PCPP Application available online or from your ECE Advisor.
OBTAIN textbooks from your college bookstore.
ATTEND class!
COMPLETE all courses paid for by the PCPP with a grade of  C or above to maintain eligibility.
REPEAT! Stay enrolled until you complete your pathway!

PCPP is administered by:


For additional information contact:

1-520-494-5257 or

Link to PCPP Application

Funding provided by the Department of Economic Security Child Care Administration.  Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Central Arizona College prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability  The Central Arizona College must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  For example, this means that if necessary, Central Arizona College must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials.  It also means that Central Arizona College will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity.  If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if possible.

To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact:
Central Arizona College, Early Childhood Education at 520-494-5477 or

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