In 1990, Child Care Services Association created the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program to address the issues of education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® provides comprehensive, debt-free educational scholarships to early childhood professionals.
The first T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships were awarded in North Carolina and assisted 21 professionals pursue Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education. As of 2018, over 153,000 scholarships have been awarded, nationally!
In 2004, the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children was awarded a license to offer T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships in Nevada and since its inception, 723 early childhood professionals have received educational scholarships.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada collaborates with child care programs to offer scholarships to early childhood professionals employed at the facilities. The partnership formed between T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada, child care programs and scholarship recipients create opportunities toward advancing the education of the early childhood workforce in Nevada.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada scholarships are funding by the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development.