Early Learning

Teacher and students

New Report on T.E.A.C.H. Shows Program's Success

The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) scholarship program and WAGE$ support professional development for Florida's early childhood workforce. A report from the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center titled T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® Annual National Program Report for 2012-2013: The Promise of Education for the Early Childhood Workforce shows the success of both programs nationally and highlights success and stories from each state.

The report includes Florida-specific data on both T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$. The Office of Early Learning provides funding for T.E.A.C.H. while WAGE$ is funded locally. The two programs are complementary for the early childhood workforce and designed to lead to high quality early learning experiences and positive child outcomes.