The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professional Development Organization (PDO) at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is a Pennsylvania Department of Education grant-funded partnership among four PASSHE universities (Shippensburg, Lock Haven, East Stroudsburg, and Edinboro) and other educational partners across the commonwealth.
By breaking down cost barriers that often make higher education out of reach, the ECE PDO@PASSHE makes professional development possible for many who care for our youngest citizens!
By providing no-cost/low-cost tuition and other learning supports to early childhood education students within the PDO, we are breaking down barriers to accessing educational credentials, ranging from certificates to college degrees. In turn, credentialed workers are better positioned for higher wages and are empowered with greater skills to provide the highest quality of care to young children.
ECE PDO@PASSHE partners enable PDO early childhood education students to transfer their credits earned from one educational partner to another partner school, offering even greater flexibility to meet students’ needs.
Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for you!
Regardless of where you live, work, or want to advance your professional development, any of these ECE Liaisons are eager to help you.
Help is here for you!
As an early childcare worker/student, you can access numerous partner institutions of higher education and programs to earn a variety of certificates and other credentials, and an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at no or low cost!