Getting a T.E.A.C.H. Program started takes careful planning and consideration by a state’s early childhood stakeholder community. Engaging partners throughout the state is critical to its success. Financial support is a key ingredient for sustaining and expanding a T.E.A.C.H. Program. Funding for T.E.A.C.H. Programs can come from a variety of sources.

Examples of T.E.A.C.H. State Program Funders

  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Funds
  • State general funds
  • State pre-K funds
  • State tobacco settlement or lottery funds
  • Local government funds
  • Foundations
  • United Way
  • Corporate
  • Sponsor and recipient partnered funds

Examples of T.E.A.C.H. State Partners

  • Higher education institution faculty
  • Child Care resource and referral agencies
  • Child care licensing
  • Cooperative Extension
  • State child care administrator or designee
  • Head Start Collaboration Office
  • State early childhood initiatives and/or professional organizations
  • Funders
  • Scholarship recipients and sponsors
  • State pre-K administrator

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center can provide you with information on how to approach potential partners and funders to support bringing a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program to your state. Contact us.