T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEVADA:
T.E.A.C.H. is an acronym for Teacher Education And Compensation Helps.
The program is designed to address a lack of early
childhood education, poor compensation, high turnover, and the need for increased professional recognition for child care providers in Nevada. T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships to any Family Child Care Provider, Center Teacher, or Center Director
working in a licensed facility.
This scholarship is a partnership, sharing the responsibility of
Education, Compensation, and Commitment of increased
professional development for Nevada's child care workforce. The
scholarship provides 80% of tuition, 80% of Books, $50 per
semester for travel, and $250-400 bonus in conjunction with a
2% wage increase. Recipients of the scholarship commit to
working with the sponsoring center for an additional year,
following completion of the scholarship. Scholarship covers
three semesters and is renewable each year.
In the summer of 2005, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood NEVADA began its
pilot run of the scholarship program. Nevada's program
began by offering associate level scholarships for those
working towards a Teacher's Certificate, Director's Certificate
or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Currently, scholarships are available through all Nevada community colleges, colleges, and universities.
- Child Development Specialist Certificate (Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program)
- Early Childhood AA
- Early Childhood AAS Director Emphasis
- Early Childhood AAS Preschool Emphasis
- Early Childhood AAS Infant Toddler Emphasis
- Early Childhood Education BS
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEVADA is funded by the Office of Early Care & Education. The project is
administered by the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC). If you are interested in learning
more about T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEVADA or in applying for the scholarship, please contact the
T.E.A.C.H. NV office or visit the NevAEYC website at http://www.nevaeyc.org.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEVADA