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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Qualify

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Apply

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Results

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

Program Overview

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid early educators working full-time with children birth through age two in North Carolina. Learn more about AWARD$ Plus funding.

Infant Toddler AWARD$® Plus is designed to increase the compensation, education and retention of teachers and family child care educators working with our youngest children.

Watch the video or download the PDF flyer to learn more! 

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

AWARD$ 2021-2022 Impact

invested in AWARD$ salary supplements

$3.1M+

supplement recipients

1,337

average annual turnover rate

16%

average six-month supplement

$1,288

early education programs with supplement recipients

792

of active participants have at least an associates degree with 24 birth to five focused semester hours(program requirement)

100%

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

  • 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.

    participating director

  • 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

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Have questions? We can help!

1-919-967-3272

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