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1 T.E.A.C.H. E ARLY C HILDHOOD ® IOWA F AMILY S UPPORT S CHOLARSHIPS

2 I NTRODUCTIONS & H OUSEKEEPING Who’s in the room: Barb Merrill, Iowa AEYC, Executive Director Ashley Otte, Iowa AEYC, T.E.A.C.H. Coordinator Johnna Haggerty, Iowa AEYC Jean Johnson, IDPH Kelly Schulte, IDPH Alyssa Mathews, IDPH Housekeeping: All phone lines will be muted Asking questions Will send follow up

3 I OWA D EPARTMENT OF P UBLIC H EALTH & I OWA AEYC P ARTNERSHIP MIECHV professional development dollars Iowa AEYC houses T.E.A.C.H. program Partner to provide T.E.A.C.H. scholarships for Family Support Professionals

4 I OWA A SSOCIATION FOR THE E DUCATION OF Y OUNG C HILDREN The Mission of Iowa AEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the early childhood profession Nearly 1200 members across Iowa 16 local chapters and local affiliates 25 member governing board 10 staff members

5 I OWA A SSOCIATION FOR THE E DUCATION OF Y OUNG C HILDREN NAEYC is world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children Iowa AEYC is the state level affiliate Work and Projects of Iowa AEYC: T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Iowa Fall Institute & Spring Leadership events Support to the Iowa Head Start Association Support to Early Childhood Iowa’s Professional Development Committee Play Experience & Coaches

6 T.E.A.C.H. H ISTORY Started in North Carolina by Sue Russell in the 1980’s. Started in Iowa in participants in the first year participants in the last ten years. In 2012, there were 473 active scholarships, with over 20 options to choose from.

7 W HAT IS T.E.A.C.H.? Teacher Education And Compensation Helps More than a scholarship, a workforce investment! T.E.A.C.H. is a Licensed Program of Child Care Services Association

8 W HAT IS T.E.A.C.H.? Licensed and monitored by national office Iowa AEYC holds the only license in Iowa A national movement for improving the education, compensation and retention of the early childhood workforce Why family support?

9 9 Early Learning Health, Mental Health and Nutrition Family Support Special Needs/ Early Intervention Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) Structure

10 T.E.A.C.H. IS B UILT ON F OUR P RIMARY C OMPONENTS : Education T.E.A.C.H. helps participants to earn a required number of college credit hours each year.

11 T.E.A.C.H. IS B UILT ON F OUR P RIMARY C OMPONENTS : Scholarship T.E.A.C.H. offers counseling and financial support to pay for college courses, books, travel/Internet

12 T.E.A.C.H. IS B UILT ON F OUR P RIMARY C OMPONENTS : Compensation T.E.A.C.H. recipients earn a bonus after successful completion of a year of education.

13 T.E.A.C.H. IS B UILT ON F OUR P RIMARY C OMPONENTS : Commitment T.E.A.C.H. recipients agree to continue service in their current professional role.

14 E VIDENCE I NFORMED & D ATA D RIVEN Increased Education Average 12 credits completed per year Average GPA 3.5 Increased Compensation 7% annual wage increases Reduced Turnover Annual averages under 5%

15 E VIDENCE I NFORMED & D ATA D RIVEN Satisfaction – LOVING it! “T.E.A.C.H. provides opportunities for teachers to take risks and broaden their horizons. They can practice what they are learning and it deepens the quality of the care they provide. They are learning developmentally appropriate practices.” --Center Director

16 T.E.A.C.H. IS A 3 W AY P ARTNERSHIP T.E.A.C.H. supports 70% of costs Programs support 20% of costs Individuals support 10% of costs

17 E LIGIBILITY Programs: Any family support program operating in the state of Iowa, that is receiving state or federal funds. Eligible programs include home visiting and group-based parent education programs. Willing to support staff

18 E LIGIBILITY Individuals Work at least 30 hours/week in an approved family support program Must work at least 20 hours/week in a direct family support or supervisory role Have worked in your current program for at least 90 days Working on (or would like to be) college credits towards an approved degree or credential Have the support of your employer

19 F AMILY S UPPORT S CHOLARSHIP O VERVIEW T.E.A.C.H.ProgramIndividual Scholarship Tuition: 70% Books: 70% Travel/Internet: $100/semester Tuition: 20% Books: 20% Tuition: 10% Books: 10% Education T.E.A.C.H. covers tuition up to Iowa’s public university rate ($277/credit). Additional costs must be covered by the individual college credits Compensation $800 annual bonus Commitment 1 year commitment to current program

20 A C LOSER L OOK AT THE C OSTS - A SSOCIATE Assumptions: 15 credit $133/credit 5 $100 Federal Financial Aid: Everyone is required to apply If eligible, Pell grants will reduce/eliminate tuition and books costs T.E.A.C.H. (70%)Program (20%)Individual (10%) Cost Tuition: $1, Books: $ Travel/Internet: $ (3 $100) Bonus: $ Tuition: $ Books : $ Tuition: $ Books: $50.00 Total yearly cost $2, $ *Programs will receive a participation stipend of $500 upon contract completion. $ *Costs will be offset by $300 T/I stipend and $800 bonus.

21 A C LOSER L OOK AT THE C OSTS - B ACHELOR Assumptions: 15 credit $277/credit 5 $100 Federal Financial Aid: Everyone is required to apply If eligible, Pell grants will reduce/eliminate tuition and books costs T.E.A.C.H. (70%)Program (20%)Individual (10%) Cost Tuition: $2, Books: $ Travel/Internet: $ (3 $100) Bonus: $ Tuition: $ Books : $ Tuition: $ Books: $50.00 Total yearly cost $4, $ *Programs will receive a participation stipend of $1,000 upon contract completion. $ *Costs will be offset by $300 T/I stipend and $800 bonus.

22 C ONTRACT R EQUIREMENTS Both employee and employer must sign One year contract (3 semesters) Continue to work at least 30 hours/week Complete 9-24 college credits/year Submit official grades to T.E.A.C.H. within 30 days of semester end Continue to work in your program for one year following the end of the contract

23 G ETTING S TARTED Can start school in Summer (May), Fall (August), or Spring (January) Contact T.E.A.C.H. with questions Complete an application and await approval notice Complete FAFSA Find a school and apply  This is a 2 year project – act now!

24 Q UESTIONS ?

25 C ONTACT I NFORMATION Ashley Otte T.E.A.C.H. Program Coordinator ext ext 13


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