T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® VERMONT Program

22 December 2021

We wanted to share some news from our partner, the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC), regarding the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® VERMONT Program. The program provides scholarships that enable early educators to take coursework leading to credentials and degrees.

Extended Deadline for 2022 Spring Term Scholarship Applications

VTAEYC has extended the deadline for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® VERMONT Program scholarship application submissions for the 2022 Spring Term to December 31, 2021.

For more information or to apply.

New Funding Support

Thanks to the increased program funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), VTAEYC has eliminated the recipient and sponsor copays for all TEACH scholarship models until at least the end of 2023. This is an important way to provide additional financial relief to early childhood educators and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This change also better aligns TEACH scholarships with other ARPA-funded scholarships available in Vermont.

What does this mean for current and future T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® VERMONT Recipients and Sponsors?

  • Recipients will have zero copays for tuition or books; they will still receive an access stipend each semester, book reimbursement, paid release time, and bonuses at the end of each annual contract.
  • Sponsors (their employers) will also have zero copays for tuition. They will still be required to give release time and either the bonus or raise at the end of a contract.

If you have questions, please contact teachearlychildhoodvermont@vtaeyc.org.