Scholarships

Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware offers three main scholarships: CDA, Associate degree, and Bachelor degree. We currently offer scholarship to in state schools only. You can view information about their programs on our Resources page.

A general breakdown of our degree scholarships looks like:

  • T.E.A.C.H. pays 85% of college tuition and related fees (scholar and sponsor each pay 7.5%)
  • T.E.A.C.H. reimburses 90% of book costs
  • T.E.A.C.H. gives a $150 travel stipend each active semester
  • T.E.A.C.H. reimburses up to 48 hours of release time to the Sponsor
  • T.E.A.C.H. pays a $500 bonus upon successful completion of a contract (9 credits with a C or higher). Sponsors also pay either a $200 bonus or a 2% increase
  • Scholar commits to remaining with their Sponsoring program for one year after the completion of their contract. 

If you work for a Head Start or Knowledge Universe/Kindercare please contact our office for the specific percentages as these differ for these programs. 

Our CDA scholarship pays $375 of the $425 assessment fee to The Council for Professional Recognition. Upon successful completion of the CDA, T.E.A.C.H. pays a $150 bonus. T.E.A.C.H. does not pay for the training component required for the CDA. For more information on the CDA, please visit http://www.cdacouncil.org/

 

Eligibility 

All teachers, directors/administrators, assistants, on-site owners, and family or large family child care staff who:

  • Have a desire to earn college credit towards a national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), an Associate degree or a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood care & education
  • Work directly with the children 0 to 5 years old daily in a Delaware licensed child care program
  • Are 18 years of age or older and have a GED or high school diploma
  • Work directly with children at least 20 hours a week in a child care program *
  • Make under $17.00/hr as a FCC provider, teacher or assistant and $20.00/hr as an Administrator
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • *Those interested in a Bachelor's Degree scholarship must have completed an Associate Degree or have at least 40 transferable college credits.

Eligibility is contingent upon your sponsoring employer’s participation. The scholarship is a partnership between the recipient, sponsoring employer and T.E.A.C.H. Delaware. Each partner has designated financial and service responsibilities.

  • Owners of family child care homes act as their own sponsors.
  • T.E.A.C.H. Delaware does not currently have a waiting list.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on funding availability.
  • If you have applied more than 6 months ago, you need to complete and submit a new application.

Now accepting Practicum/Methods Scholarship applications for existing scholars for Spring 2020. 

Practicum Scholarship

o  Applications due December 15, 2019 for Spring 2020 start dates

o   1 scholarship available for Spring 2020

o   There will be another round of application and scholarships awarded for Fall 2020

o   Due to anticipated number of applications, we will be weighing short answers to help select awardees

o   Scholarships only available to existing scholars. T.E.A.C.H. will pay scholar a $4000 stipend to help offset lost salary due to student teaching/practicum. T.E.A.C.H. will also reimburse the Sponsoring Center release time at $10.25/hr  up to the number of hours required for the student teaching/practicum at a higher rate. The intention is that an employee will still get paid while missing work and this release time will cover the costs of a substitute.

Methods Scholarship

o   Applications due December 15, 2019 for Spring 2020 start dates

o   2 scholarships available for Spring 2020

o   There will be another round of application and scholarships awarded for Fall 2020

o   Due to anticipated number of applications, we will be weighing short answers to help select awardees

o   Scholarships only available to existing scholars. T.E.A.C.H. will pay scholar a $1000 stipend to help offset lost salary due to required observation hours for Methods coursework at DTCC. T.E.A.C.H. will also reimburse the Sponsoring Center $10.25/hr up 93 hours of release time for the student teaching/practicum at a higher rate. The intention is that an employee will still get paid while missing work and this release time will cover the costs of a substitute.

 

Applications and forms can be found on the Resources page.