You can earn a big award for increasing your education in the ECE field. To be eligible, you must complete a higher ECE credential or degree.
AWARDS for Early Educators is a federally-funded, time-limited program with 3 levels of awards. Each level provides a single payment award for earning a higher credential or degree. NEW for 2017: Applicants can earn up to TWO AWARDS payments at each level if they have earned the next higher credential/degree.
|Level||Completed Credential/Degree in past 12 months||Payment|
|1||Child Development Associate ™ Credential (CDA) |
Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC)
|2||Technical College Diploma (TCD) |
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
|3||Bachelor’s Degree |
This program has an expiration date. Don’t delay in increasing your education and applying for the award. You must have earned an ECE credential or degree in the past 12 months, work in an eligible ECE job and work setting, and be with your current employer for six months. See the FAQ below for details. AWARDS for Early Educators is administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.