Eligibility and Requirements
Who is eligible?
Child care teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers, and center directors who meet the criteria below:
- Are employed fulltime (a minimum of 32 hours per week) in a licensed child care setting.Have worked at current child care program for at least one year by the start of the scholarship.
- Are earning less than $17/hour (teacher and assistants), or $20/hour (owners, directors, family child care providers) at the time of application.
- Are pursuing an undergraduate Early Childhood degree, Early Childhood Credential, Group Leader Qualification or Director Qualification.
What kind of commitments are recipients required to make?
Each recipient must pay a portion of the cost of the tuition, and must attend and successfully complete all courses. Recipients must remain at the sponsoring center for six months to one year following the scholarship year.
What kind of commitments are programs required to make?
Programs are required to pay a portion of the tuition costs. Each program must reward a bonus upon completion of the scholarship requirements, and must give the recipient paid release time from work each week to attend classes or study (in some instances).
Where could I go to college and what kinds of classes would I take?
Each scholarship recipient works toward his or her own individual professional goals. T.E.A.C.H. has partnered with most colleges in the state to allow recipients the freedom of choice. To learn more about Colorado colleges, their early childhood curriculums, and the various credentials and degrees available to early childhood education professionals, visit the Colorado Office of Professional Development website at www.coloradoofficeofprofessionaldevelopment.org. Below please find links to colleges offering Early Childhood Education or similar courses and/or degree programs.
Colleges offering Early Childhood Education Courses in Colorado
Adams State College
Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College
CCConline (internet courses)
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Colorado State University
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Front Range Community College- Larimer
Lamar Community College
Mesa State College
Metro State College of Denver
Morgan Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pueblo Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Trinidad State Junior College
University of Northern Colorado
This list represents information made available to T.E.A.C.H. from a variety of sources. T.E.A.C.H. is not responsible for its accuracy.
T.E.A.C.H. does not endorse or recommend any college listed herein. It is the sole responsibility of the student to research which
college and degree program is best suited to meet his/her needs.
This list includes college which have already partnered with the T.E.A.C.H. program in the past but is not necessarily a comprehensive list
of colleges that may be attended under a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship.