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TEACH Project

The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) project is an educational scholarship opportunity for staff working in child care centers and family child care providers. T.E.A.C.H. links education, compensation and commitment to improving the quality of early childhood care and education programs for children.

Child Care Aware is the agency in Kansas that is licensed through the Child Care Services of Association in Chapel Hill North Carolina to administer the T.E.A.C.H. scholarships.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® in KANSAS is funded through local Smart Start grants, which are awarded through the Kansas Children's Cabinet.

Our Goals

  • To improve the quality of early childhood care and education, in child care centers and family child care homes.
  • To increase the educational level of child care providers.
  • To increase compensation of child care providers.
  • To decrease the turnover rate of child care providers.
  • To promote individual professional development.
  • To create a model of partnership for improving the quality of Kansas child care programs.

Eligible counties:

  • Funded through Smart Start of Dickinson County: Dickinson
  • Funded through Marshall County Community Resource Center Smart Start grant: Marshall
  • Funded through Partnership for Children Smart Start grant: Mitchell
  • Funded through Smart Start Reno County: Reno, Rice
  • Funded through Saline County Smart Start: Saline
  • Funded through Capitol Area Smart Start: Shawnee

For more information, please contact:
Kris Nicholson, Project Director, toll free 877-678 2548 or

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Cloud County Community College

2221 Campus Drive   •   Concordia, KS 66901   •   800-729-5101



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