First Nations Pathway
Scholarship Opportunities for Tribal Early Childhood Educators
The First Nations Pathway Scholarship -- designed for tribal early childhood educators and those working with tribal populations – enhances all of our existing scholarship models to include tuition support for some culturally relevant coursework (for example, Native language or history courses) in addition to early childhood education courses. It also provides individualized professional development counseling.
This model expands our higher education partnerships as well. Students at the two Wisconsin tribal colleges -- College of the Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – can use scholarship funding for credit-bearing early childhood coursework, including courses designed to support earning a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential. Additionally, T.E.A.C.H. scholarships can support coursework at the University of Minnesota-Duluth if there is a cultural component to them.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association and funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.