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.

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

Conference cover North Carolina Directory of Early Childhood Careers 2019

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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

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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?