Education for teachers. Success for programs.

While working with young children, you influence the future. Let us help you further your own education so you can give them your best. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN provides higher education scholarships to professionals who work in regulated early childhood and school age care settings. Since its inception in 1999, T.E.A.CH. has provided more than 16,500 scholarships to over 9,000 early childhood teachers to attend credit-based courses.

The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program works to:

  • make credit-based education more affordable,
  • improve teacher compensation, and
  • retain teachers in early childhood settings by making work more rewarding.

You’re not in it alone!

As a scholarship recipient, you work in partnership with your sponsoring program and T.E.A.C.H. to pay for and complete college credits. Employers choose to participate in T.E.A.C.H. because of the program’s many benefits.

T.E.A.C.H. has been shown to:

  • enhance educational qualifications of child care professionals
  • reduce the costs of staff turnover
  • increase teacher commitment

Important Changes On the Way

Please note, there are several important upcoming changes to the T.E.A.C.H. program, thanks to significant funding increases. The new funding allows us to implement enhanced supports for Wisconsin’s early childhood educators and their educational journeys, starting in the fall semester. For all the details, including key frequently asked questions, visit this page (and bookmark it!).

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Wisconsin is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association, North Carolina and is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

“Two years of reading, studying, learning, researching and writing papers, because of the full support of the T.E.A.C.H. Program, I graduated this past December 2017, with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood. Without the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship program, I would not have my degree right now.

I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship program. I would encourage any one who is in the ECE field to connect with a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor and to talk about a plan towards continuing their education.”

Jessica Endsley

Teacher, Little Red Preschool, Middleton, WI

Ready to get started? Apply today!

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