Project 5 - Developing Early Childhood Educators
This project was focused on ensuring that early childhood educators have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful. While supporting early childhood educators statewide, this project also targeted home-based providers who serve children with high needs in their programs by:
- Expanding online Child Development Associate (CDA) credential programs for early childhood educators;
- Increasing the number of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited community college early learning programs;
- Expanding opportunities for home-based providers to earn a degree, as well as increase the supply of staff qualified to teach in Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program, through Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.); and
- Increasing access to training focused on achieving Great Start to Quality (GSQ) standards for program administration.
Visit the T.E.A.C.H Page to learn more about scholarship opportunities for early childhood educators. To learn more about other projects under the RTT-ELC grant, please visit the Michigan RTT-ELC Projects Page, visit our grant resource page , view our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us with questions or comments.
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