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2018-19 T.E.A.C.H. National Program Report and Colorado Profile

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center celebrates 30 years of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program. T.E.A.C.H was initially created to address the multiple challenges of a minimally educated workforce, making poverty level wages resulting in very high turnover rates. The 2018-19 T.E.A.C.H. National Program Report provides data and utilization among states administering a T.E.A.C.H. Program (in 21 states including Colorado) and/or Child Care WAGE$® Program (in 6 states). In Colorado, the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) administers the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program.

Each year, the T.E.A.C.H. National Center collaborates with participating states to profile program results. The 2018-19 state profile compendium provides an opportunity to learn more about the program participants, retention, and impact from the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program.

Highlights from Colorado include:

  • Last year, T.E.A.C.H. recipients completed more than 670 credit hours.
  • The average increase in earnings for a T.E.A.C.H. recipient on an associate degree scholarship was 11% and on a bachelor’s degree scholarship was 12%.
  • 21% of T.E.A.C.H. recipients worked with children under 3 years old and 72% worked with children 3-5 years old.
  • T.E.A.C.H. recipients attended one of the eight different community colleges or six universities offering early childhood degree programs in Colorado.

For more information on the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program contact Shannon Hall, Director of Workforce Supports.

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