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.

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Webinar

Watch this webinar for a general discussion about Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$®, including eligibility and how to apply.

Testimonials

  • The program has encouraged staff to pursue more education. The children will have more educated teachers and they will be less likely to seek other employment. Children will have more continuity of care.

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  • This supplement increases teacher pay, which of course helps to retain qualified early educators. This addition to their salary helps teachers earn more because they deserve more! The children benefit from a higher paid teacher in too many ways to count. Happy teachers equal happy kids!

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  • 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.

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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