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T.E.A.C.H. MINNESOTA prefers to recieve applications by the deadlines listed below. Applications postmarked after those deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

A complete application includes several supplemental materials. Below is a checklist of the items you must submit with your T.E.A.C.H. MINNESOTA application.

Please note: T.E.A.C.H. MINNESOTA applicants, including returning applicants, are now required to join Develop, Minnesota's professional development registry. Please visit here for more information about Develop, including where to sign up.

  • Copy of most recent Schedule C tax form (family child care providers)
  • Copy of recent paystub (child care center employees)
  • Copy of current program license
  • Copy of completed and signed participation agreement
  • An Individual ID number from Develop
  • Copy of college plan signed by college advisor (first time or new degree applicants only)
  • Copy of college acceptance letter (first time or new degree applicants only)


Application Deadlines
Fall semester/quarter – July 1
Spring semester/Winter quarter – November 1
Summer semester/quarter – April 1

Center/School-Age Care Employee  or Family Child Care Provider

Center Director/Assistant Director/Other Administrator



Center Participation Agreement

Family Child Care Provider Participation Agreement

Center Director Participation Agreement

Please note: To ensure that your application is reviewed by the award committee, it must be postmarked by the posted deadlines. Applications received after that time will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.