Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus

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

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


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


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

Program Overview

The AWARD$ Plus 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$ Plus video, or download the flyer.

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus Webinar

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

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  • Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® is very important to me, it helps to ease my financial situation. Child care centers benefit because it helps them to retain staff for longer periods of time. The children benefit because they continue to have the same teachers, which helps them to feel comfortable, to bond with them, and feel secure, happy and safe. I love knowing that I can count on extra financial support.

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  • 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 has increased the morale of the teachers and assisted them in furthering their education. Better morale and education cause the teachers to be better for the children in my program. I am well pleased with the results of this supplement.

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

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