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

Early childhood professionals who have higher education have been shown to have a better understanding of child development and to be more responsive to the educational and academic needs of young children.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. Access to scholarships for early childhood education is a critical piece to a successful professional development pathway.

We are affiliated with the national Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood® initiative of the Child Care Services Association, and we hold the state license to offer scholarships in Colorado.

For more information, please contact Shannon Hall, Manager of Scholarships at (720) 899-3047 or by email.


Early childhood education professionals including directors, teachers, and family child care providers who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply.

  • Employed full-time in a licensed early childhood setting or at least 20 hours a week if working towards Early Childhood Teacher qualifications and at least 30 hours a week if working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Have worked at current early childhood program for at least 90 days by the start of the scholarship.
  • Meet income guidelines. As an owner or director, earning $25 per hour or less. As teaching professionals, earning $17 per hour or less. Exceptions may be made for rural resort counties.


If you would like to take a look at the most recent annual report, please click on the link below.

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood Colorado FY18 Results
T.E.A.C.H. Annual Report FY 17-National Center
T.E.A.C.H. Annual Report FY 17-Colorado