BBCC has scholarship funds for childcare workers

Big Bend Community College has received $30,000 in grant funds to provide scholarships and services to help childcare workers earn a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education.

The Early Achievers Scholarships provide financial help for tuition, books, and student support. There are four “stackable” certificates and an associate degree offered in BBCC’s Early Childhood Education Program.

To be eligible for the funding students must be employed in a childcare center or family home participating in Washington Early Achievers for at least 40 hours per month, according to college officials.

Students need to complete an application, be a resident of Washington State, and plan to pursue an ECE certificate or AA degree to be eligible for funding.

Apply online at workforce-education-services. For information, contact Jody Bortz at (509) 793-2311 or email

The funding is provided in partnership with the Washington State Department of Early Learning.

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