T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Online Application

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Application, but you have the option to save your application and come back later to finish.

You will need to create and login to your Children's Forum Portal account and gather the following materials or information in order to complete the application:

  1. Personal email address**.
  2. Proof of residency
  3. Proof of high school diploma or GED
  4. DCF transcript
  5. Copies of ECE certificates and/or college transcripts
  6. Email address for the child care program where you are employed
  7. License number (or if unlicensed, employer's Federal ID number,) of the program where you are employed
  8. NAEYC accreditation status of child care program where you are employed
  9. Number of children enrolled in program, and number for which program is licensed
  10. School or training organization you wish to attend. Check the ECE Education Directory for options available to you.
  11. Many scholarship models require your employer to sponsor you. Speak to your employer about T.E.A.C.H. before you apply.

** If you do not currently have your own email address, you can create a free email account at Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL or other email providers.

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T.E.A.C.H. Florida
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program
Children's Forum
1211 Governors Square Blvd., Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 487-6302
Toll Free (877) FL-TEACH [358-3224]
Visit teach-fl.com for more information
Florida Office of Early Learning