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Early Achievers Grant

Do you love playing, teaching and working with children? Do you want to further your career in early childhood education?

The Early Achievers Grant provides funding (tuition, books and student support services) to help you earn the following in early childhood education:

  • State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization in
    • ECE (General)
    • Infants and Toddlers
    • Family Child Care
    • School-Age Care
    • Administration
  • State Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Associate Degree

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete the program application
  • Washington residency (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
  • Employment at an Early Achievers childcare facility

Application Information

Download the Early Achievers Grant Application

For additional eligibility or application information contact:

Sharene Leek, Early Achievers Grant Point of Contact
253-964-6774
sleek@pierce.ctc.edu

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Call the EAG contact person to schedule a meeting for application.

Before your EAG meeting:

Bring to your EAG meeting:

  • Verification of employment
  • Unofficial transcripts (if you have attended college before)

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