The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) launched a new retention incentive program for T.E.A.C.H associate and bachelor’s degree graduates. Through this opportunity, T.E.A.C.H. associate degree graduates are eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend every 6 months, and bachelor’s graduates are eligible for a $1,500 stipend every 6 months. In order to qualify, participants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a T.E.A.C.H associate degree or bachelor’s graduate (incentives are awarded based on the highest degree earned)
- Have completed the commitment year with the sponsoring child care program or continued to operate family child care home for a year
- Be currently working with children at least 30 hours per week in a DHR licensed child care center or family home
- Earn $15 or less per hour
The retention incentive program is designed to increase retention and compensation linked to increased education by rewarding T.E.A.C.H. graduates for completing their education, honoring the commitment to their sponsoring program, and remaining employed in the early childhood field.
Congratulations to the T.E.A.C.H. participants below who have received the incentive to advance their education. You will be a strong asset in the classroom and a valuable teacher for Alabama’s little ones!
For questions about the T.E.A.C.H. Retention Incentive Program or to obtain an application, please contact T.E.A.C.H. staff at 334-271-0304, or email Michelle Raybon, T.E.A.C.H. Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Alabama is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. is administered by the Alabama Partnership for Children with funding provided by the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.