T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees. There are two types of scholarships, Early Childhood or School-Age Care Provider Scholarship and Early Childhood Trainer Scholarship.
R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses reward child care professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field by continuing their education and professional development. R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses can be used for program supplies, training, and personal expenses.
Foreign Credential Evaluation Scholarships help early childhood professionals who have completed their high school and/or higher education coursework outside of the United States pay for the evaluation process, so they can have their education and professionalism recognized.
The Minnesota Teacher Shortage Student Loan Repayment Program was established to provide student loan repayment assistance to teachers providing classroom instruction in a teacher shortage area in Minnesota. See who is eligible to apply, what the application and selection process is, and how much money can be awarded.
The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) provided free relationship-based professional development (RBPD) including support, training, modeling, and resources to child care programs throughout Minnesota.
The Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school.
Parent Aware helps programs find opportunities to improve their quality, supports them with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and celebrates the work they are doing to create better lives for children in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network (MCCPIN) is an organization led by family child care providers for family child care providers. The MCCPIN website includes a list of local associations.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
A Career You Can Love
Early Childhood Education is a field with countless career opportunities and a huge potential for growth. Use the tools below to explore some of the many careers available.
Explore this interactive professional tool and discover how to plan your successful career in childhood care and education. Click below to:
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