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T.E.A.C.H. Makes College Possible

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees. T.E.A.C.H. program recipient Ndeye Anta Diop recently shared the following story with us:

I am from Senegal, and I have been living in the U.S. for over a decade. I came to the U.S. through a program to work in a French immersion program as an assistant teacher. After finishing the program, I worked in several Montessori preschools, but after having my second child, I decided to stay home and open my own child care program. I have always wanted to go back to school to get a teaching degree, but I could not afford it. One day, I received T.E.A.C.H brochure in the mail and I found out that child care providers can receive financial help to go to college.

Not only has T.E.A.C.H helped me financially, but also the classes I am taking have made me realize the importance of education. I can attend my classes during the evening and run my child care business during the day. I have always loved working with children, but now I am making this a career because of T.E.A.C.H. My original goal was to open a home child care and to close it when my children went to elementary school. Now I am looking forward to opening my own center after I graduate.”

Learn more about T.E.A.C.H. scholarships, eligibility, and how to apply!