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

T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships for early childhood educators and facility/family home directors to work toward earning an Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Scholarships for a Florida Staff Credential and/or a Director Credential (and renewals), and the National CDA Assessment are also available.

T.E.A.C.H. involves a partnership for the sharing of expenses by the Scholar, the Sponsor (child care center or family child care home), and the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program.

For more information, please contact T.E.A.C.H. at 1-877-FL-TEACH (1-877-358-3224) or email The most efficient way to apply for a scholarship is to visit the T.E.A.C.H. website at and submit an online application.

Early Learning Career Center Educational Scholarship funded by The Children’s Trust (Miami participants only)

The Early Learning Career Center (ELCC) is funded by The Children’s Trust as part of Miami-Dade County’s quality improvement system. The Career Center serves as a valuable resource for early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County, connecting them to professional development services and resources, educational scholarships, and much more.

For more information, please contact the Career Center at 888-FL-CHILD or visit the Career Center website at

Public & Institutional Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by virtually all two- and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid.

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education.

To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be submitted by the end of June to be eligible for aid in the following academic year.