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

Community Specialists Scholarship Program

A scholarship model was developed to increase access to ECE focused coursework to up to 100 individuals working on behalf of young children in the ECE system such as home visitors, coaching, mentoring, technical assistance and other staff who have not been eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarships in the past.

This Scholarship was supported by the RTT-ELC grant through December 2015.

NC Foundations of Infant & Toddler Care Mentor Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship initially was developed to prepare a group of highly qualified infant-toddler (IT) mentor/teachers to provide mentoring to ECE students completing practicums and/or IT teachers seeking mentoring support as part of an improvement plan. It has evolved into providing two Institutes for community college instructors in order to assist in embedding infant/toddler content into the early childhood coursework that students take when receiving their AAS. This will ensure sustainability of content as well as a broader reach across the state.

This Scholarship was supported by the RTT-ELC grant through December 2015. 

ECE Enhanced Scholarships in the T-Zone

This activity covers the sponsoring employer’s share of the compensation required for existing T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Associate and/or Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship Programs in the T-Zone. This encourages participation by reducing the costs for employers and making the support for professional development more affordable.

This Scholarship was supported by the RTT-ELC grant through December 2015.

Master’s Degree Scholarship

A new scholarship for 150 administrators and community-based ECE leadership staff that are working towards a new state Master’s Degree in EC Program Leadership and Management.

This Scholarship was supported by the RTT-ELC grant through December 2016.

RTT-ELC Reform Area: A Great Early Childhood Education Workforce