Early Childhood Studies Faculty & Staff Degrees and Certificates Early Childhood Center Scholarships Resources

Scholarships Available


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Texas is a comprehensive scholarship model designed to retain early childhood professionals through increasing their education and compensation. Our scholarships utilize a cost-sharing model that creates a partnership between the scholarship recipient, their employer, and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Texas. With more robust scholarship models and expanded eligibility, earning your credential or degree is more possible than ever!


Eligibility Criteria:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Earn less than $20 per hour
  • Employed at least 30 hrs/week at a licensed child care center OR licensed or registered family child care home


CDA Assessment Fee Scholarships provide:

  • 95% of CDA Assessment Fee
  • $200 award for earning CDA credential
  • $250 award for remaining employed for 6 months


Associate and Bachelor Scholarships provide:

  • 90% of tuition and books
  • $200/semester travel stipend
  • Release time to attend class and study
  • $350-$500 award for completing academic year
  • $500-$1,000 award for remaining employed for 12 to 18 months

Benefits for Employers

  • Release time reimbursed at $22/hour
  • Staff recruitment and retention too
  • Aligns with Texas Rising Star Criteria
  1. San Antonio Area Foundation
  2. Café College
  3. T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships