T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) is a comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce access to educational opportunities and is helping establish a well-qualified, fairly compensated and stable workforce for our children.  Click here to watch our video.
Click here to view the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship informational booklet. 
What does T.E.A.C.H. Pay For?
CDA assessments, CDA renewal college coursework, early childhood associate and bachelor degrees, endorsements to teaching licenses, and teacher licensure renewal.
Who is Eligible?
Early child care and education providers who:
  • Work in a regulated preschool, child care center, or home program for at least 30 hours per week (or all the hours your preschool offers programming with a 20 hour minimum)
  • Have worked with children birth to age 5 in current program for at least 3 months (6 months for bachelor scholarships)
  • Are working toward an early childhood degree, CDA credential (or renewal), endorsement, or teacher licensure renewal at an Iowa college 
  • Have the support of your employer (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate participation in or progress towards a quality initiative such as QRS, QPPS, Head Start, or NAEYC/NAFCC accreditation.

Ready to Apply?

 Apply online or click here to download a paper copy of the application.  Application deadlines are as follows; July 15 - fall term, November 15 - spring term, April 30 - summer term.
For help filling out the application click here.

Contact one of our staff members today! Email teach@iowaaeyc.org or call 515-331-8000 ext 113. You can also like us on Facebook.


Funding for T.E.A.C.H. IOWA comes in part from: the Iowa Department of Human Services through
federal funding from the Child Care Development Fund; Iowa Department of Management through Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development; United Way of Central Iowa, Women’s Leadership Connection; the Iowa Department of Public Health through MIECHV funds; Polk County Early Childhood Iowa Area; and the child care programs who co-sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipient.

Programs That Have Recently Supported T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association.