19. Important Financial Aid Information

VT Early Childhood Apprentices are required to apply for VSAC Vermont Advancement Grant and VTAEYC/T.E.A.C.H. Vermont of their  financial aid decision. T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship recipients are required to apply annually for federal financial assistance (FAFSA) and VSAC Vermont Part-Time Grant, and […]

18. What is T.E.A.C.H.®?

Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) is a comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce access to educational opportunities and is helping to establish a well-qualified, fairly compensated, and stable workforce for children.  First established in 1990 in […]

16. What are the benefits for sponsors?

Employers: Benefit from participating staff members building strong and open relationships; stronger teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. Benefit from participants engaging in reflective practices, which will enhance staff’s quality over time. Benefit from a more skilled and better educated staff; […]

15. What are the sponsor responsibilities?

Sponsors: Need qualified mentors on site who are willing to work closely with less experienced staff. Commit to the process of ongoing professional development for their staff members. Should think carefully about which staff members would be a good match […]

14. Who are the sponsors?

Sponsors are employers who agree to support an apprentice/mentor team in the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program. The program must be a Vermont regulated child care or Agency of Education setting, with no unresolved violations within the last 12 months, […]

12. What are the benefits for Mentors?

Mentors: Attend mentor training, offered at no cost. Develop leadership and mentoring skills while supporting an apprentice. Use their knowledge and experience to guide a co-worker’s professional development and examine best practices for working with children from a new perspective. […]

11. Who qualifies to be a Mentor?

Mentors: Have the experience and education to enable them to serve as role models and resources. Have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a minimum of 18 college credits directly related to ECE. Desire the opportunity to mentor and […]