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

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.

Early childhood teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers, and center directors who meet the required criteria may be eligible for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply! Click the buttons below to view the T.E.A.C.H flyer along with the T.E.A.C.H Scholarship Model. 

For more information, please contact Shannon Hall, Director of Workforce Supports at (720) 899-3047 or visit T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program - Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance.

Back to Work: Early Childhood Education Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) 

The Colorado Recovery Plan expands the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) grant to support Coloradans that have experienced an economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as lost or adverse changes in employment, increased food or housing insecurity, had to withdraw from college after March 13, 2020, or suffered another form of economic loss. 

Have you been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you thinking of starting or continuing college in an Early Childhood degree/certificate program in Colorado? Our organization is proud to partner with the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s COSI program to help provide the education and training you need for your next job in the Early Childhood field, through the new Back to Work Grant! Click below to view the Back to Work: Early Childhood Education Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Scholarship Program flyer Information flyer. 


For more information, please contact Cameron Fall, ECE Scholarship/Career Navigator at (720) 899-3048 or visit Back to Work: ECE COSI Scholarship Program - Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance.


None at this time.  When scholarships become available, updates will be posted on the website. 

Right Start Apple Tree Scholarship

The Summit Apple Tree Fund is designed to assist early childhood professionals in advancing their education to improve the lives of children and families in Summit County. To be eligible for an Apple Tree Fund Scholarship, early childhood professionals must be working on a degree, credential, and/or certificate in Early Childhood Education. The intent of the Apple Tree Fund is to support professionals who plan on working with children ages 0-5.

While we recognize the early childhood years cover 0-8 years, the primary goal of this scholarship is to develop an effective and well-educated workforce serving infant, toddler, and preschool-age children.

If you are submitting an application for a non-ECE course, you will need to provide documentation showing you are working on a degree, credential, and/or certificate in ECE. Please review Apple Tree Terms & Conditions prior to submitting an application. Applications are currently closed. 

Continuing Education


Colorado Mountain College (CMC) offers opportunities for teachers and administrators to meet the educational requirements for Early Childhood teachers and directors as defined by the Department of Human Services of the State of Colorado. The Early Childhood Education Program at CMC offers 3 Certificates and 2 Associate Degrees. CMC also offers a BA in Education with ECE and Elementary Education Endorsements and a BAS degree with ECE emphasis. Contact Barb Jackman at 970.968.5820 for more information or visit .

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