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T.E.A.C.H. Texas Scholarship Models

Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment Fee Scholarships

The CDA Assessment Scholarship offers scholarship funds to assist in paying the $425 assessment fee required by the Council for Professional Recognition in awarding a Child Development Associate Credential. The CDA Assessment Scholarship also pays a bonus to the CDA recipient once they receive their CDA Credential.

HOW IT WORKS: T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS helps pay 85% of the CDA assessment fee application. The Sponsoring Center and recipient or both are required to pay 15% ($63.75) of the Assessment fee. Once the scholarship recipient received the CDA credential‚ T.E.A.C.H. awards the recipient a $150 bonus. In addition‚ the recipient is required to remain in their sponsoring center or home-based program for an additional 3-6 months‚ depending on the scholarship model chosen.This is a scholarship to pay for CDA assessment fee to the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington DC. Potential recipients must have completed all requirements for the CDA credential before applying for this scholarship. For more information on the CDA‚ please visit the Council for Professional Recognition website.

Teachers must commit to teaching at their sponsoring center or remainin gin the field for a period of six months after receiving the CDA Credential.

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Associate Degree Scholarship


The Associate Degree Scholarship provides support for individuals to take courses toward an associate degree in Early Childhood Education at a local community college. It is a partnership between the Recipient, Sponsoring Center (For Teachers and Directors who are Employed by a Center) and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Texas that enables Early Educators the opportunity to improve their skills, receive a financial reward and improve the availability of quality child care in local communities.

Associate degree scholarships are available for Center-Based Teachers, Family Child Care Providers and Directors of Licensed Child Care Programs who wish to pursue an Associate Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS will cover the following costs for those enrolled in a local community college in the state of TEXAS pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Child Development/Early Childhood Education degree:

SCHOLARSHIP: T.E.A.C.H. covers 80% of the costs of 9-15 hours of tuition per year(typically 3-5 classes)‚ excluding parking‚ graduation‚ late registration and other miscellaneous fees. Sponsoring centers are required to contribute 10% and the recipient contributes 10%. Family Child Care providers and Directors who are owners must contribute 20% of the costs of tuition. While Recipient is responsible for a portion of the costs‚ they will be provided a $75 travel reimbursement each semester they are enrolled in school. This‚ combined with book reimbursements‚ generally offsets the recipient’s financial contribution. T.E.A.C.H. scholarships also cover up to 4 developmental classes if needed. Directors applying for scholarship are also required to sponsor at least one teacher employed at their center.

BOOKS: T.E.A.C.H. covers 80% of the costs of books required for registered classes. We do NOT cover the costs of supplies‚ notebooks‚ and sales tax on books. Recipients from center-based programs must contribute 10% and the Sponsoring centers must contribute 10%. Family Child Care providers and Directors who are owners must contribute 20% of the costs of books.

RELEASE TIME (Center based Teachers and Family Child Care Providers only): A crucial component of the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program is paid release time provided to the scholarship recipient. Release time allows the recipient paid time off to study‚ work on class projects or simply get errands done that would normally occur during class time. Recipients must be provided 4 hours a week of PAID Release time by the sponsoring center‚ and T.E.A.C.H. will reimburse the sponsoring center $4 per hour‚ up to 64 hours per long semester. Directors are not eligible for release time.

TRAVEL STIPEND: A travel stipend of $75 per semester is paid to all scholarship recipients to help cover your costs of gas‚ transportation and other travel costs.

BONUS: Upon successful completion of 9-15 hours in one year contract‚ recipients will receive a $300 bonus from T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS. Center based employees (teachers and Director/Employees) will either receive a matching bonus or a 2% raise from the Sponsoring Center.

Family Child Care providers must commit to operating the family child care home for a period of one year after completing the course requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS Associate Degree Scholarship requirements include:

  • Available for center-based teachers, Directors, Assistant Directors, and Family Child Care Providers.
  • Must work in a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services licensed child care center, licensed or registered family home.
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Make less than $15.00 per hour.
  • Want to pursue an associate degree in early childhood, child development, or child and family studies.
  • Willing to take 9-15 hours per year.
  • Commitment to remain at sponsoring center or in the fireld of child care ( for Directors who are Owners and family child care providers) for additional 12 months upon contract completion/graduation.

Application Process:

  • Download the application the application.
  • Return only completed applications and a most recent check stub (for Teachers and Directors who are Employees). Directors who are Owners must submit a copy of their most recent Schedule C tax return. Family Child Care Providers must submit a copy of one months’ worth of receipts. More information is included on the application.
  • Apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA)

Once we receive your completed application, please allow us 2-4 weeks to process applications. Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive a phone call from our office notifying you of your application status. Please do not register for school or classes if going to school is dependent on you receiving a scholarship. Your T.E.A.C.H. Counselor will instruct you on the steps to take after you have been offered a scholarship. Availability of scholarships is dependent on funding. Stay up to date on scholarship availability by signing up for our newsletters.

For more information, contact the T.E.A.C.H. office at teach@texasaeyc.org, or by phone at 1-512-215-8142.

Applications can be faxed to 866-240-5175 or mailed to Texas AEYC, PO Box 4997, Austin, Tx 78765.

 

Bachelor Degree Scholarships –
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Tarleton State University

Tarleton Tarleton University logo
A Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences-Child & Family Studies Concentration degree is a course of study that looks at the various stages of development of both the child and the family. Courses are offered that study the child from conception to the completion of elementary school. Information is presented on families including various family formations, parenting, relationships and the life span of the family. Students with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies are prepared for careers in the child care field (both directing child care centers and working for regulatory agencies), human service agencies devoted to children and family, as a Child Life Specialist (in a hospital setting), educational agencies such as Head Start and other preschool programs, retail services related to children, parenting programs, and numerous other positions involving connection with children and families. Tarleton has campuses in Stephenville, Midlothian, Waco, and Fort Worth.

Stephen F. Austin

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Stephen F Austin offers two options:

Option 1: The Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Living provides an in-depth understanding of growth, change and development of children, adults, family and integrates a life-span, multicontextual, and family systems approach. This degree can be completed through online distance learning. This knowledge base has proven to be essential for professional careers and service-oriented professions.

OPTION 2: The Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Living online completer program for childcare, preschool and Head Start personnel who want or need to earn an early childhood related degree. The Bachelor of Science – Child Development and Family Living is a 120-hour degree program including degree hours earned at an accredited university or college. Degree requirements will vary. This degree does not lead to teacher certification. This degree option provides students the opportunity to learn how to nurture the social and cognitive development of young children.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program –birth-age 5 emphasis, non-certification.

The early childhood-focused BAS degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies are 120 credit hour 2 + 2 collaborative degree programs with the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Child Development degree. They are primarily focused on young children birth through age 5 and are designed for teachers, directors and other professionals in child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, other infant and toddler programs, private preschools, Early Intervention programs or other programs where teacher certification is not required.

UH-CL's BAS offers a supportive environment with other students who work in the Early Childhood field with children and families. Early Childhood faculty all have advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education and have had years of experience in the field.

What T.E.A.C.H. Covers

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS will cover the following costs for those enrolled st one of the two Universities listed above:

SCHOLARSHIP: T.E.A.C.H. covers 80% of the costs of 12-18 hours of tuition per year(typically 4 – 6 classes)‚ excluding parking‚ graduation‚ late registration and other miscellaneous fees. Sponsoring centers are required to contribute 10% and the recipient contributes 10%. Family Child Care providers and Directors who are owners must contribute 20% of the costs of tuition. While Recipient is responsible for a portion of the costs‚ they will be provided a $75 travel reimbursement each semester they are enrolled in school. This‚ combined with book reimbursements‚ can help offset the recipient’s financial contribution. Directors applying for scholarship are also required to sponsor at least one teacher employed at their center on either an Associate or Bachelor Scholarship.

BOOKS: T.E.A.C.H. covers 80% of the costs of books required for registered classes. We do NOT cover the costs of supplies‚ notebooks‚ and sales tax on books. Recipients from center-based programs must contribute 10% and the Sponsoring centers must contribute 10%. Family Child Care providers and Directors who are owners must contribute 20% of the costs of books.

RELEASE TIME (Center based Teachers and Family Child Care Providers only): A crucial component of the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program is paid release time provided to the scholarship recipient. Release time allows the recipient paid time off to study‚ work on class projects or simply get errands done that would normally occur during class time. Recipients must be provided 4 hours a week of PAID Release time by the sponsoring center‚ and T.E.A.C.H. will reimburse the sponsoring center $4 per hour‚ up to 64 hours per long semester. Directors are not eligible for release time.

TRAVEL STIPEND: A travel stipend of $75 per semester is paid to all scholarship recipients to help cover your costs of gas‚ transportation and other travel costs.

BONUS: Upon successful completion of 12-18 hours in one year contract‚ recipients will receive a $500 bonus from T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® TEXAS. Center based employees (teachers and Director/Employees) will either receive a matching bonus or a 2% raise from the Sponsoring Center.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Available for center teachers, directors, assistant directors, and family home providers.
  • Must work in a licensed child care center or licensed family home.
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Make less than $18.00 per hour.
  • Have at least 55 hours of college credit or an Associate degree in Child development/Early Childhood Education.
  • Want to pursue a degree in early childhood, child development, or child and family studies.
  • Willing to take 12-18 hours (typically 4 – 6 classes)per year.
  • Commitment to remain at sponsoring center for additional 18 months upon contract completion/graduation.Family Child Care providers and Directors who are owners must agree to remain tin the child care field for 18 months
Application Process
  • Email T.E.A.C.H. office for application
  • Return only completed applications and a most recent check stub (for Teachers and Directors who are Employees). Directors who are Owners must submit a copy of their most recent Schedule C tax return. Family Child Care Providers must submit a copy of one months’ worth of receipts. More information is included on the application.
  • Apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA)

Once we receive your completed application, please allow us 1-2 weeks to process applications. Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive a phone call from our office notifying you of your application status. Please do not register for school or classes if going to school is dependent on you receiving a scholarship. Your T.E.A.C.H. Counselor will instruct you on the steps to take after you have been offered a scholarship. Availability of scholarships is dependent on funding. Stay up to date on scholarship availability by signing up for our newsletters.

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For more information, contact the T.E.A.C.H. office at teach@texasaeyc.org, or by phone at 1-512-215-8142. Applications can be faxed to 866-240-5175 or mailed to Texas AEYC, PO Box 4997, Austin, Tx 78765.