Teacher Education Resources

Teachers who hold degrees are an integral part of high-quality preschool programs. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO scholarship provides support to teachers as they work to earn their Associate or Bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO is a compensation and retention program for child care professionals. Active in 23 states, T.E.A.C.H is designed to address education, compensation and turnover issues that affect the early childhood field. Assistance is available for the cost of tuition, books, and related education expenses. Please follow the link for a video about T.E.A.C.H. (“Who’s at School Today?”)

Professionals and programs participate in T.E.A.C.H. OHIO by partnering in the professional’s goal, fiscal responsibility, and retention. The Program commits to provide higher pay each year to their employees that earn credentials or college credit toward early childhood education degrees. Professionals commit to stay working at their programs while in school and for a period of time afterward.

Scholarships are available for early childhood professionals who want to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Associate degree in early childhood education or child development. Bachelor Degree opportunities are available on a very limited basis by region of the state and number offered.

T.E.A.C.H. scholarships require the participation of a sponsoring program (unless you are a Type B professional). Information is available for those interested in becoming a sponsor.

For more information about T.E.A.C.H. you can contact Starting Point at (216) 575-0061 or contact the T.E.A.C.H. office directly at 1-877-547-6978 ext. 304 or email teach@occrra.org.

Starting Point hosts T.E.A.C.H. information sessions on a periodic basis which are published in the Starting Point Quarterly Training Calendar.

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