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Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® is an evidence-informed, outcome-driven initiative designed to better compensate and retain well-educated teachers and family child care educators working with our youngest children. Education-based salary supplements tied to the successful completion of commitment periods in the same child care program result in a more stable, better-educated workforce.

Why AWARD$ is So Important to Child Care

Young children need stable and engaging relationships with the adults in their lives for successful growth and development. Participants, coworkers, employers, children, families and the community at large all benefit when educators are more fairly compensated. Thanks to funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education, AWARD$ is making a difference across the state.

Downloads

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Statewide Full Report (FY20)

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Annual Summary (FY19)

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Statewide Full Report (FY19)

AWARD$ 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.

    participating director

  • 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!

    participating director

  • Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® is very important because those who can’t always help themselves with school or purchasing the necessary materials now get the help they desperately need. I am thankful for AWARD$. It has been a blessing to me.

    participating teacher

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