From parents to policymakers, everyone agrees teachers are central to high quality early education programs. Without effective teachers, young children do not receive the kinds of educational experiences linked to ongoing academic and social success. A homegrown scholarship program was developed to address the need to improve the early education workforce with a $500,000 investment from the Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the HRCF. A partnership with Tidewater Community College was forged to award early childhood teachers scholarships to increasetheir level of education which is a critical component to improving early education programs for children.
- 353 scholarships awarded to early education teachers in QRIS programs.
This is just one of the many benefits of the Quality Rating Improvement System.
If you're interested in applying for a teacher scholarship, please contact the Early Learning Challenge Grant Coordinator in your city. Click here to find your coordintor.
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Learn more about our partnership with TCC.