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Scholarship and Educational Opportunities 

Asian GirlQuality child care doesn’t just happen.  We need teachers who are trained to provide the kind of learning experiences and interactions children need for healthy development.

The Child Care Provider Scholarship prepares child care professionals to deliver the quality of care children and parents need.

Childhood Development (CHD) Courses at TCC help ensure that teachers have the skills and use the practices that are recognized in Virginia Quality.  If you work in a program that is part of Virginia Quality, you may qualify for a scholarship.  You can improve your skills and help your center improve!

Suggested Scholarship Resources

Scholarships are available through the Virginia Department of Social Services, Provider Scholarship program.  Click here for application information.

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) has a scholarship program called Project Pathfinders.  The program is designed to increase the skills of early childhood professionals in preschool and child care settings by accessing community college coursework and credentials.  Click here for more information on this new opportunity.

The Educational Foundation at Tidewater Community College is committed to investing in students.  Multiple scholarship opportunities exist.  You can find out more here.

Contact the Eastern Region Coordinator for details on scholarship opportunities.

What do students say about taking classes while working in a Virginia Quality program?

“I’m giving the best of myself to my children, their families and my fellow teachers.  I’m proud of the impact I’m making on my children and my center!”  Pam Cruze, Assistant Director, Child Care Network

“Not only has the Teacher Scholarship Program relieved the financial burden of completing my degree, but as a director, the program enabled me to help other teachers be more knowledgeable.  When teachers further their education, children benefit.” – Kelly Green

Child Development Program Contacts