Each funding opportunity has its own eligibility criteria and requirements.
Afterschool Professional Recognition Bonus
A bonus for staff who achieved Vermont professional development certificates, credentials, or degrees.
CDA Assessment Fee Grant
Help with the assessment fee to attain the Child Development Associate (CDA).
College Tuition Assistance Grant
Help with the cost of college courses related to working with children and families.
Early Childhood Professional Recognition Bonus
A bonus for staff who achieved certificates from the Vermont Early Childhood Professional Development System, Vermont early childhood and afterschool credentials, or Vermont Agency of Education licensure.
GED Assessment Fee Grant
Help with the cost of applying for a GED.
Peer Review Assessment Fee Grant
Help with the peer review assessment fee for VT Agency of Education licensure.
Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Up to $4,000 annually to reduce the student debt of full-time educators who earned an early childhood-specific degree within the last five years.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood
Provides early childhood educators access to education by offering four scholarship models: Apprenticeship Program, Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Licensure.