T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ARIZONA   Earn your college degree!

Comprehensive early childhood education scholarship program.

Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® is a comprehensive scholarship program that links training, compensation, and commitment to improving the quality of early childhood care and education experiences for young children and their families. There are four components to the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program:

  • Educational Scholarships
  • Formal Education
  • Compensation
  • Commitment

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ARIZONA is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association.

In Arizona, the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) is the administrative home and licensee for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ARIZONA Program. Child Care Services Association, North Carolina, has agreements to license the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program in approximately 24 states. Scholarships are offered in 9-15 college credit formats and are accepted year round.

Scholarship Eligibility

Child care center teachers, assistant directors, directors, and family child care providers may be eligible for a scholarship if they:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Are employed in the state of Arizona
  • Work in a licensed, certified, or tribally regulated center, family child care home or group home
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours each week directly with young children ages birth-5, or work as a director of a center that serves children ages birth- 5 (Associates Degree Scholarship); work a minimum of 20 hours a week directly with young children ages birth - 5 (CDA Assessment Scholarship)
  • Have the sponsorship of the child care center or family child care home which employs them
  • Earn $20.00 or less per hour

Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ARIZONA Scholarship

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Need Assistance?

For more information about T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ARIZONA, please contact:

John Cregg, Program Coordinator

 480-829-0500 x 1145 (Maricopa County)

 800-535-4599 x 1145 (Toll Free)

 FAX: 480-829-9283

 Email: jcregg@asccaz.org

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