Improving Quality in Programs Starts with High Quality Professional Development
Elevate your program, or your professional development, with access to high quality professional development resources and training. From sharing resources and training opportunities, to providing valuable scholarship opportunities.
vaaeyc provides scholarship and to members considering quality improvement through NAEYC accreditation, Virginia Quality, and VQB5.
Check out the opportunities below, or Email us here for support.
VDOE Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program (VCCPSP)
The Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program (VCCPSP) offered through the Virginia Department of Education is available for current and or /potential child care program staff and intended to aid the staff in completing coursework that will help them improve the quality of child care for the children and families in their program. Staff can complete undergraduate college courses required for a certificate or degree in early childhood education and have it paid by VCCPSP. To learn more about this program visit the website HERE.
Clarene Vickery Scholarship
VAAEYC provides leadership scholarship opportunities in memory of VAAEYC member, early childhood leader, and advocate Clarene Vickery. VAAEYC will make mini-grants of up to $250 to early childhood practitioners pursuing leadership roles and opportunities. Funds may be used for Leadership Training such as workshops and college courses; Advocacy Events; and Conference Attendance.
Applicants must be VAAEYC members and funds are reimbursement only.
Professional Development and Quality Incentive (P.D.Q.I.)
VAAEYC has funds available to provide assistance to members for professional development expenses. Members may apply for funds of up to $100 per year to assist with college level courses, CDA work, training opportunities through VAAEYC partners, and more.
Applicants must complete and update their profile on the Virginia IMPACT registry; maintain a minimum of six consecutive months of full time (32+ hours/week) employment at an eligible site including employment at the time of receiving any subsidy; be employed in a qualifying position; create and regularly update a professional development plan that includes educational goals; be a member of VAAEYC; provide proof of payment for qualified expenses.
VAAEYC CDA Scholarships
VAAEYC has established an annual scholarship project to assist educators working with young children who obtain their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Approved applicants will be reimbursed 50 percent of the amount paid towards the cost of direct assessment credentialing fee or 50 percent of the amount paid towards the renewal fee paid by the Candidate.
Applicants must be members of VAAEYC, funds each year are first-come, first-served.
Are you an early childhood educator looking for financial support to pursue credentials, certificates, and degree through Virginia’s Community College System? Project Pathfinders is a scholarship program designed to support current child care and preschool teachers and providers with financial support to pursue credentials, certificates, and degrees through Virginia’s Community College System. It is funded through a state appropriation and administered by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. Read the documents below to learn all about Project Pathfinders