T.E.A.C.H. began in Utah in the Fall of 2016. Check out this video that gives an overview of our first year's accomplishments with this program!
UAEYC Accepts Applications on an ongoing basis for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Utah Scholarship.
UAEYC gives priority to center director, center teacher and family child care provider applicants who work in licensed center based or family based child care and serve a high number of children receiving subsidy from DWS, work in rural, low income or high-poverty areas, and desire to advance their educational careers. The rubric used to evaluate applications reflects these goals. All applications will be considered.
At this time we are accepting applications from individuals employed in Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms, however we do not have any availability for new recipients working in these programs. You may be on the waitlist for 24 months or longer.
At this time we do not have a scholarship available for individuals working in school district Pre-K classrooms. We welcome your application to build our wait list.
Currently UAEYC's priorities directly reflect those of our funders. We are consistently working to diversify funding streams in order to support all early childhood professionals.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Utah is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association
To be eligible for a scholarship applicants must:
* Be a Utah resident and eligible for resident tuition rates
* Work a minimum of 30 hours a week in a licensed 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.