Sponsoring a T.E.A.C.H. Recipient

A quality program counts on quality teachers! One of the most significant indicators of quality child care is the educational level of child care professionals. This scholarship program helps you assist your staff in achieving their professional development goals with credit-based education.

T.E.A.C.H. can reduce staff turnover. Research shows that children thrive on stability in their relationships with adults during the early years.

Sponsorship makes good business sense. The cost of turnover, when calculated, is considerable. As evidenced in the example found in the Sponsoring a T.E.A.C.H. Recipient brochure below, the cost of replacing a teacher is far greater than sponsoring one on a scholarship.

Parents can come to understand and appreciate the quality of your program. You improve the marketability of your program when it is a good place for children and a good place for teachers

Download “Sponsoring a T.E.A.C.H. Recipient” brochure (PDF)

Sponsoring a T.E.A.C.H. recipient (your employee) means you will:

  • Pay just 5% of employee’s tuition and books
  • Provide paid release time to employee (three hours per week)
  • Pay a raise or bonus to employee at the completion of contract

T.E.A.C.H. will:

  • Pay 85% of tuition and books
  • Pay a travel stipend
  • Reimburse your program a portion of time release costs
  • Pay a bonus to recipient at the end of the contract period
  • Provide college and career support and assistance

Each T.E.A.C.H. recipient will:

  • Pay 10% of tuition and books
  • Schedule release time with their employer
  • Agree to complete credit-based education within contract period
  • Agree to continue at sponsoring employer for at least one year after completion of contract

Download Documents:

  • Cost Breakdown (PDF)
  • Estimating Sponsor Costs (PDF)

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Interested in becoming a T.E.A.C.H. recipient yourself? Learn about available Scholarship Programs for center directors.