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Scholarship Opportunities

T.E.A.C.H. Texas

T.E.A.C.H. is a research based comprehensive strategy to educate and retain early childhood practitioners, positively impacting outcomes for the children in their care. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program began in 1990 in North Carolina as a small pilot program providing a single comprehensive scholarship model to 21 early childhood teachers and has grown to providing scholarships in 23 states across the country. a proven effective strategy through its use of four key elements: Scholarships, Education, Compensation and Commitment.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS provides scholarships for those working in licensed child care centers and registered or licensed family child care homes in Texas. The goals of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® are:

  • To provide educational scholarship opportunities for people working in regulated child care centers and family child care homes;
  • To increase the knowledge base of early childhood professionals working with young children‚ thus improving the care these children receive;
  • To encourage child care programs to support the continuing education of their staff;
  • To provide increased compensation that is directly related to increased education;
  • To reduce staff turnover by supporting the above goals while also requiring from participants a specified time commitment to their sponsoring program after their scholarship year;
  • To provide a sequential professional development path for teachers and family child care home providers currently in the field;
  • To create a model of partnership for improving the quality of care that children in child care programs receive.