T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships - Qualistar

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

Early childhood professionals who have higher education have been shown to have a better understanding of child development and to be more responsive to the educational and academic needs of young children.

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Our T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. We know that access to scholarships for ECE is a critical piece to a successful professional development pathway.

We are affiliated with the national Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood® initiative of the Child Care Services Association, and we hold the state license to offer scholarships in Colorado.

OUR IMPACT

  • In a single year, nearly 10,000 children are impacted by a teacher or director who has received a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship that same year
  • Turnover is just 4 percent for T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipients, significantly lower than the early childhood education industry average of 30 percent
  • 99 percent of T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipients say they would not have taken college classes without support from Qualistar and the T.E.A.C.H. early childhood education scholarship

Eligibility

Early childhood education professionals including directors, teachers, and family child care providers who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply.

  • Employed full-time in a licensed early childhood setting or at least 20 hours a week if working towards Early Childhood Teacher qualifications
  • Have worked at current early childhood program for at least 90 days by the start of the scholarship
  • Meets income guidelines. As an owner or director, earning $25 per hour or less. As teaching professionals, earning $17 per hour or less. Exceptions may be made for rural resort counties

Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships - Qualistar

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

If you are a director, teacher, or family child care provider in the state of Colorado, you are eligible to apply. This model supports those seeking licensing requirements, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree.

Please note. Due to a funding shortage, we are not currently awarding new scholarships.

Download Application

In addition to the application, you will need to download and complete one of the following Center Participation Agreements:

Center Participation Agreement for Licensing Scholarship
Center Participation Agreement for Associate Degree Scholarship
Center Participation Agreement for Bachelor Degree Scholarship

The Denver Preschool Program T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship®

If you work in Denver County at a participating Denver Preschool Program (DPP) site and you are the director, teacher or family child care provider, you are eligible to apply. Applicants must work with DPP eligible four-year-old children or be the director of the DPP site. Infant and toddler teachers are not eligible. This model supports those seeking an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a pathway to credential or positive teacher-child interactions.

Download Application

In addition to the application, you will need to download and complete one of the following:

Center Participation Agreement for Pathway to Credential
Center Participation Agreement for Associate Degree
Center Participation Agreement for Bachelor Degree

The KinderCare Education T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship®

If you are a director or teacher in a KinderCare Education program, you are eligible to apply. This model supports directors and teachers seeking an associate’s degree.

Download Application

In addition to the application, you will need to download and complete the following:

Center Director Participation Agreement
Center Teacher Participation Agreement

Apply for an early childhood education scholarship today

Are you interested in continuing your professional education? We support early childhood professionals in advancing their careers through higher education including licensing requirements and degrees.
Questions? Contact us at 303.339.6800 or scholarships@qualistar.org
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