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Teacher Education

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

The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning provides scholarships for early care educators to work towards earning an Associate and/or Bachelor degree or credentials in early childhood education.

  • A three-way partnership for the sharing of expenses by the caregiver receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care center or family child care home, and T.E.A.C.H.
  • Most tuition and books are covered
  • A per-semester stipend provided for travel or for internet access
  • A bonus for caregivers and directors who complete their scholarship contract

T.E.A.C.H. Successes:

  • The T.E.A.C.H. program works with over 60 colleges, universities, vocational technical schools, and community-based training institutions throughout the state.
  • Since 1998, more than 37,000 scholarships have been awarded.
  • The turnover rate for these T.E.A.C.H. program participants is less than 6 percent – a testament to the success of this program.

To help you think about and choose a college, view our The Early Childhood Education Directory. The Directory provides information on the colleges and universities offering courses leading to credentials and degrees in early childhood. Please note: T.E.A.C.H. may not offer scholarships for every credential or every degree at a specific college.

For more information, please call 877-FL-TEACH or contact CF Ambassador, Bebe Rahaman, 352-854-2322, ext. 1405.