More than 190 early childhood degrees have been awarded to T.E.A.C.H. scholarship recipients since 2004. These educators return to their programs with increased knowledge and experience, improving quality of their programs and the care children receive.
T.E.A.C.H. has supported 3,607 early childhood educators across New Mexico since the program’s inception, helping them improve the quality of care and education they provide.
After the No Child Left Behind Act changed the requirements for teaching... we had to attend school but we had no financial assistance. After 22 years of teaching preschool, my income is still under $30,000 per year. I am at a very low income because preschool is not considered something important. The T.E.A.C.H. scholarship was vital for me to continue my education.”
- Elaine Atencio, Lead Teacher
Who T.E.A.C.H. Impacts
Children and families. When teachers have more education and experience, the quality of the early childhood program increases and child outcomes improve.
Teachers. Teachers become more confident and competent as their understanding of child development and curriculum grows.
Early Childhood Programs. Programs have greater percentages of teachers with early childhood degrees, employee turnover is lower, and teachers receive higher pay.
Society. More children are eager to learn. They are ready for successful entry into public school and the rest of their lives.
Support the T.E.A.C.H. Program
Your support of the T.E.A.C.H. program will help more teachers transform and improve their classrooms, and positively influence the lives of the many children they reach. On behalf of New Mexico's children and teachers, we thank you for your support.
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