The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Alabama Scholarship program is an effective strategy in helping address the need for a well-qualified, fairly compensated and stable early childhood workforce in Alabama. The goals of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program are to increase education, increase compensation and reduce turnover of the child care workforce while making educational opportunities more accessible and affordable. The program provides the opportunity for individuals currently working in the early childhood field to take coursework to increase their knowledge and skills by giving them access to early childhood credentials and a college degree. Scholarships are offered to child care and pre-school teachers, directors and family child care home providers working in a Department of Human Resources (DHR) licensed child care or First Class Pre-K program willing to sponsor the recipient. Applicants must be working a minimum number of hours in the classroom with children, and meet wage requirements for each scholarship model. T.E.A.C.H. scholarships are currently offered for the CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential Assessment Fee, Associate Degrees in Child Development or Early Care and Education, and Bachelor Degrees in Child Development or Early Childhood Education.
For more information on T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ALABAMA, please contact T.E.A.C.H. staff by calling 1-866-711-4025.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ALABAMA is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. is administered by the Alabama Partnership for Children.
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