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T.E.A.C.H. Now Offering Bachelor's Degrees for Child Care Professionals

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program, which is helping to establish a well-qualified, fairly-compensated and stable workforce for Florida's children, is now offering bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education for child care professionals!

Many Florida State Colleges and Universities already offer bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education and now you can apply for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship to expand your education even more.

As a prerequisite, you must hold a 2-year college degree. In addition, the following prerequisite courses to a Bachelor's degree are provided through your T.E.A.C.H. scholarship:

Operated by the Children's Forum, T.E.A.C.H. also provides scholarships for an Associate's degree in early childhood education, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, a Florida Staff Credential, and a Director Credential. The program is funded by Florida's Office of Early Learning.

Although T.E.A.C.H. provides the majority of funding, T.E.A.C.H. scholars and the child care program where they are employed pay a portion of expenses for tuition and books. Scholars typically receive a bonus after they complete courses and agree to remain with their current employer for at least one year. In addition, directors of child care programs are reimbursed $8 per hour for providing release time for their staff to attend classes.

The benefits of T.E.A.C.H.:

Currently, 80 Bachelor's degree scholarships have been awarded since July 1, 2015.

Download a T.E.A.C.H. Application
Download the T.E.A.C.H. Brochure

For more information about T.E.A.C.H., call 877-FL-TEACH or visit

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