The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program provides scholarships for early care educators and center directors to work toward earning an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree as well as credentials in early childhood education. For more information, use the links below or call 877-FL-TEACH.
University of Florida is offering a new doctoral leadership training opportunity for prospective students who are seeking a Ph.D. in Special Education with a focus in Early Childhood Studies, Implementation Science, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. For more information, click here.
On track for a Child Development Associate
(CDA) Credential for yourself?
Looking to strengthen your skills
as an administrator, coach, trainer or consultant?
Designing credit or non-credit coursework?
Resources and tools designed to help early childhood educators earn credentials and degrees can be found on Early Educator Central, a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, and Office of Head Start. Here are some of the tools offered to advance your early education career.
Online Coursework: Access training or courses that can lead to a credential or degree, click here.
Professional Development System Cost Analysis Tool: Plan for system and/or state costs of improving credentials and degrees, click here.
Articulation Agreements: View sample agreements for promoting career pathways, click here.
Course Framework: Develop or evaluate courses for early childhood professionals, click here.
Video Clips: Access video clips for use in training and coursework, click here.
Online Digital Observation Tool: Observation tool can be used as part of training, coursework, communities of practice or one-on-one reflective supervision, click here.
Early Educator Central is organized by role to help build your professional and educational competency and impact:
Teachers: Child Care, Early Head Start, EHS-CC Partners, center and home-based, click here.
Administrators: Directors, Education Coordinators and Instructional Leaders, click here.
Trainers/Coaches: Trainers, Coaches, Consultants, Specialists, Technical Assistants who support teachers and programs to deliver quality infant-toddler services, click here.
Professional Development System Leaders: Higher Education, Curriculum Designers, Policymakers, click here.