Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$®

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® (AWARD$) provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid early educators working full-time with children birth through age two in North Carolina. If you’re just learning about the AWARD$ program, be sure to check out the program overview, F.A.Q, and learn about the results AWARD$ can provide. You’ll also find information on how to qualify and apply.


Get Started with AWARD$

Qualify

Do you know if you qualify for AWARD$? We make it easy with a list of applicant requirements and more.

Apply

Ready to apply? Use our application resources to get started.

Results

Learn more about the results that the AWARD$ program provides. See facts and figures, and read testimonials from program participants.

Program Overview

Watch the video for a quick, easy-to-follow overview of the AWARD$ Program.

The AWARD$ program is designed to better compensate and retain well-educated teachers and family child care educators working with our youngest children.

Learn more with our AWARD$ video, or download the flyer.


Testimonials

  • Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® always seems to come right on time. It helps me to stay in infant-toddler care. It motivates me to keep going, helps me to realize that somebody cares, and shows that infant and toddler teachers are not forgotten.

    participating teacher

  • Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® is a wonderful incentive that encourages infant-toddler caregivers to continue working in their positions and to contribute to more meaningful relationships with the children and families they care for.

    participating teacher

  • The Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® supplement has certainly helped with staff retention. The extra money that my teachers are receiving sometimes makes the difference between them staying at our center or leaving the early childhood education field altogether.

    participating director

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Have questions? We can help!

1-919-967-3272

Thank you for your interest in the AWARD$ Program. When calling or leaving a voicemail, please reference AWARD$. You can also send us a message online. Mail paperwork to:

Child Care Services Association
Attn: AWARD$
PO Box 901
Chapel Hill, NC 27514