Center staff work closely with all T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ programs through a system of ongoing technical assistance and quality assurance to help states develop operational policies and procedures that are consistent with the requirements of the program license agreement and develop scholarship models that address the needs of their state’s early childhood workforce. These activities are carried out through a schedule of monitoring/technical assistance visits, database training, regular reporting and national competencies that are self-assessed and independently validated. In addition, staff work closely with all T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ states to ensure program integrity through individualized technical assistance on an as needed basis via telephone, email and on-site consultations. All of these activities are in place to help states safeguard the integrity and quality of the programs and the financial investments in T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ as they grow nationally.