Experiences over 20 years reveal that bringing the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project to a state in and of itself helps build the capacity of organizations serving the early childhood workforce, both organizationally and financially. Because the field is considerably under resourced at every level, bringing a T.E.A.C.H. project into a state often helps strengthen organizations that administer the program and helps build the infrastructure of fledgling organizations that take on the administration of T.E.A.C.H. T.E.A.C.H. also facilitates long-term systemic change in states by helping create access to higher education that was not available prior to T.E.A.C.H. This enables those organizations to take on new projects to address improvements in the early care and education system.