Please submit your application, and all supporting documentation, 30 days prior to the start of the upcoming semester.
Please contact us and a Project Counselor will come to your center and provide an orientation to the director, owner, or interested staff.  We are happy to come and explain the many benefits of being a participating Early Learning Program.
Release Time is paid time off work.  Scholarship recipients on a full-time teacher contract must claim a minimum of 16 hours of Release Time each active semester.  Hours are logged on the Form C and then submitted to T.E.A.C.H. Nevada at the finish of each semester in order for the center to receive reimbursement for 80% of time claimed at $13.50 per hour.
Once you have submitted your class registration to T.E.A.C.H. Nevada for the upcoming semester, our program will cover all tuition & fees up front.  T.E.A.C.H. Nevada will have your school balance cleared by the date that fees are due, provided all paperwork deadlines were adhered.
You will purchase your text books and then submit photocopies of itemized receipts to the appropriate T.E.A.C.H. Nevada office.  80% of that expense will be reimbursed to you about halfway through the semester.  This reimbursement check will also include your $50 travel stipend, as well as deduct your 10% of tuition responsibility.
Your text books can be purchased from any source you would prefer, as long as you’re able to provide an itemized text book receipt to T.E.A.C.H. Nevada for 80% reimbursement.  Just keep in mind that T.E.A.C.H. Nevada cannot reimburse for shipping & handling expenses.
T.E.A.C.H. Nevada works with Nevada’s higher education institutions – the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno.  Please visit our college information page for more details and college contact information.
Knowledge Universe® and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® have partnered to bring new scholarship opportunities to teachers and assistant teachers working in Knowledge Universe® sites across the country. This partnership has produced a special T.E.A.C.H. scholarship for KU staff working in states that have T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Projects.
Any teacher or assistant teacher who would like to take coursework at their local community college that leads to an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education is eligible to apply. If you would like to go to college and participate in this program, talk with your Knowledge Universe® center director to see if you have met your center’s requirements.
The T.E.A.C.H./KU scholarship provides

  • Support for 90% of tuition and book costs
  • A $65 per semester travel stipend
  • 3 hours of paid release time per week, while you are in school
  • A $600 bonus, paid in at least two payments, over the course of the year following successful completion of 9-15 credit hours leading toward your Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
As a T.E.A.C.H. recipient you will be expected to

  • Complete 9-15 credit hours toward you associate degree during your contract year
  • Contribute 10% of the costs of tuition and books for your education
  • Attend class, work hard and communicate regularly with your scholarship counselor

Once you have successfully completed your scholarship year and earn your bonus, you will be expected to remain in your KU site for another year. During that year, you may want to sign up for another scholarship contract to continue your education.

Your KU center must approve your application to apply. Once the scholarship has been granted, Knowledge Universe® will

  • Pay 20% of the cost of tuition and books
  • Provide you with 3 hours of paid release time per week, while you are in school
  • Issue you a $350 bonus, paid in one or two payments, over the course of the year, following successful completion of 9-15 credit hours leading toward your associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
The following states are currently participating in the Partnership: Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. States with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Projects can be found at the Child Care Services Website.
There will be a gradual roll-out of states participating in the KU® and T.E.A.C.H. partnership. Your site director will be notified when T.E.A.C.H. scholarships are available through this partnership in your state. Be sure to ask your director for a special KU/T.E.A.C.H. application or call the T.E.A.C.H. office in your state and request a special KU application.
This is a true funding partnership between the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project in a participating state, Knowledge Universe® and the scholarship recipient. The largest share of funding comes from public and private dollars raised by the nonprofit agency that administers the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project in each state. Knowledge Universe® provides a matching share of funds to support your professional development. Recipients are also asked to pay for 10% of tuition and book costs, to show their commitment to their own continuing education.
Simply fill out an application and submit it to the T.E.A.C.H. Nevada office with all required documents. Applications can be found on the Recipient Forms page.