To be eligible for a scholarship applicants must:
* Be a Utah resident
* Work a minimum of 30 hours a week in an early childhood program
* Desire to obtain a college degree
* Have the support of their employer
T.E.A.C.H. is a research based comprehensive strategy to educate and retain early childhood practitioners, positively impacting outcomes for the children in their care. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program is a three way partnership between the scholarship recipient, their sponsoring employer and UAEYC.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® UTAH provides scholarships for those working in licensed child care centers in Utah.
Scholarships are available for both teachers and administrators
Goals of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood:
To provide educational scholarship opportunities for people working in childcare.
To increase the knowledge base of early childhood professionals working with young children‚ thus improving the care these children receive;
To encourage child care programs to support the continuing education of their staff;
To provide increased compensation that is directly related to increased education;
To reduce staff turnover by supporting the above goals while also requiring from participants a specified time commitment to their sponsoring program after their scholarship year;
To provide a sequential professional development path for teachers and family child care home providers currently in the field;
To create a model of partnership for improving the quality of care that children in child care programs receive.