T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA 
KinderCare Education™ Scholarship
Who is eligible to participate in this special T.E.A.C.H./KinderCare Education™ Scholarship?
Any teacher, assistant teacher, or director who would like to take coursework leading t
oward earning either an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education is eligible to apply. If you would like to go to college and participate in this program, talk with your KinderCare Education™ center director to see if you meet your center’s requirements.

T.E.A.C.H./KinderCare Education™ Scholarship Recipient Expectations:

Participating KinderCare Education™ Centers provide:

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA provides:

Scholarship Model Overview

  Scholarship Education Compensation Commitment
10% tuition
10% books
 9-15 semester hours per year at an Iowa community college or an Iowa 4-year college*
*T.E.A.C.H. will pay up to the state university rate of tuition
$600 bonus Additional year in sponsoring center
(for teachers)
20% tuition
20% books
Provide paid release time
Pay $350 of bonus
(for directors)
20% tuition
20% books
no release time
70% tuition
70% books
Travel/Internet stipend ($65/term)
Individualized counseling
Pay $250 of bonus


How to apply:

Information for Participating Programs and Scholarship Recipients:

For more information, contact:

Lauren Linnenbrink
515.331.8000 ext. 120