PATH Program

Early childhood educators have long faced persistent and pervasive barriers to degree attainment and professional development.  Among the most challenging of these barriers are those constraints rooted in the higher education system.  Promoting Achievement Through Higher Education (PATH) was designed specifically to break down these barriers within and across institutions of higher education and to build a model infrastructure for degree attainment and professional development efforts in the field of early childhood education.  
PATH supports the San Francisco early childhood educator workforce through sequenced programs that provide participants with community-based tutoring, individualized case management, college success skills-building, strategies to strengthen self-efficacy, seamless transitions across participating educational institutions, and overall guidance to support early childhood professionals in reaching their academic goals.