T.E.A.C.H. NC

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program North Carolina

In 1990, Child Care Services Association created the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program to address the issues of under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® provides educational scholarships to early care professionals and those who perform specialized functions in the early care system.

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Conference cover North Carolina Directory of Early Childhood Careers 2019

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North Carolina T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program Announces New Certificate Scholarship for Early Childhood Educators

The North Carolina T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program announces a new Certificate Scholarship Program designed to support Infant-Toddler and Preschool Certificate attainment

The North Carolina T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program (T.E.A.C.H.) of Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new Certificate Scholarship Program for early childhood educators. This comprehensive scholarship is specially designed to support Infant-Toddler and Preschool certificate attainment.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program creates access to higher education for early educators (teachers, directors and home-based professionals) who are already working with young children in licensed facilities. The program offers a comprehensive package of supports that pay for college education, reward achievement and retain better qualified early educators in the field. Scholarships are accepted at each of the state’s 58 community colleges.

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New Policy Alert!

All active scholarships now require the submission of a tuition/book reimbursement form (Form B) along with receipts, account summaries, and/or registration statements each semester. Failure to submit theses items could result in recipients being invoiced for the full amount of charges on the college bill. Final deadlines are 1 week from the date we receive a college bill.


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program Goals

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program is an umbrella for a variety of different scholarship programs for those working in the early education field in North Carolina. Every TEACH scholarship has 4 components: scholarship, education, compensation, and commitment. The goals of these scholarships are:

  • To provide educational scholarship opportunities for people working in regulated early care centers and family child care homes
  • To increase the knowledge base of early care and education professionals working with young children, thus improving the care these children receive
  • To encourage early care and education professionals and organizations continuing support to educate their staff
  • To provide increased compensation that is directly related to increased education
  • To reduce staff turnover by supporting the above goals while also requiring from participants a one year commitment to early education after their scholarship year
  • To provide a sequential professional development path for teachers, directors and family child care home providers currently in the field
  • To create a model of partnership for improving the quality of care that children in early education programs in North Carolina receive.

Contact us at 919-967-3272 or submit paperwork to:
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® North Carolina
P.O. Box 231
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Or fax: (919) 967-7040
Or Email us!


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What other states have replicated the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program and how do I find out more about replicating it in another state?