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.
UAEYC Accepts Applications on an ongoing basis for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Utah Scholarship.
UAEYC gives priority to director and teacher applicants who work in licensed center 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 classrooms however we do not have any availability for new recipients working in a Head Start classroom. You may be on the wait list for 24 months or longer.
At this time we do not have a scholarship available for individuals working in school distrct Pre-K classrooms. We welcome your application to build our wait list.
At this time we do not have a scholarship available to Family Childcare Providers. We welcome your application to build our wait list.
Currently UAEYC's priorities directly reflect those of our funders. We are consitently working to diversify funding streams in order to support all early childhood professionals.