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$® 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Honestly, this program is simply the best! I am more motivated to be the best teacher I can be and I encourage others to continue working towards their goals of receiving their degree… Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® has made me feel as if I do make a difference in my place of work and in the lives of the children and families I give care to. It means a lot, knowing someone appreciates what I have a heart’s desire to do and is supportive of me through this program.

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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