Professional Development & Workforce Initiatives

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program

Funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning, T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships for early care educators to work towards earning an Associate and/or Bachelor degree or credentials in early childhood education.

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The Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA Project

Sustained by local funding, WAGE$® provides education-based salary supplements to early childhood teachers working with children ages birth to five.

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The Early Learning Career Center in Miami-Dade (ELCC)

Funded by the Children’s Trust of Miami, the Forum’s Miami-based ELCC office provides direct assistance to the early care and education workforce by developing career plans and reviewing career goals, accessing financial aid and scholarship opportunities, tracking and maintaining professional development through a secure Registry and assisting providers in the selection of appropriate training and educational opportunities.

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