Licensed or registered child care providers are eligible to apply for grants and scholarships that unlicensed providers are simply not eligible for. Different grants and scholarships are available throughout the year to aid in costs associated with meeting license requirements and increasing the quality of child care to all children through professional development awards.
Professional Development Incentive Award
The purpose of these awards is to offer incentives to early childhood practitioners who complete specific tracks of early childhood professional development/training options designed to impact the quality of early care and education for young children and their families.
Due to high interest and priority registration to STARS participants, an application process has been established for Certified Infant Toddler and Certified Preschool courses. We will post applications and requirements on this site and communicate application deadlines as they become available.
Upon completion of the Certified Infant Toddler and Certified Preschool Courses, a $500 Professional Development Incentive Award is granted. Additionally, there is a Continuity of Care Stipend up to $1600 for participants that completed the Certified Infant Toddler Course. An application required to receive this stipend, and is available at www.mtecp.org.