What is an Early Achievers Grant?
The Early Achievers Grant is a student financial aid program to help employed child care providers and early learning educators complete certificates and associate degrees in early childhood education.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a Washington state resident or have a valid work visa.
- Be employed as a child care provider at a child care center, family child care business or Head Start/ECEAP program that is actively participating in the Department of Children, Youth & Families Early Achievers.
- Work a minimum of 10 hours a week or 40 hours a month at an eligible child care program.
- Have worked in the eligible program for a minimum of three months.
- Intend to enroll in an approved Early Childhood Education program at the college.
- Make a formal application to the college.
- Funding for:
- Tuition and fees up to 52 credits to be used within four years.
- Required books and supplies up to $1,000
- Students may also get:
- Career planning
- Loaned textbooks, calculators or laptops
- College success classes
- Emergency child care
- Emergency transportation
For more information on the Early Achievers grant, please contact Giselle Gudino at (509) 793-2309. You can also apply for the Early Achievers grant at the link below: