College Courses and Degrees
The State of Ohio has been working hard to upgrade early childhood education with a five star quality rating system
(Step Up to Quality
) and other initiatives.
The JEC, in cooperation with Ohio's TEACH program, offers funding to help early childhood teachers and assistant teachers increase their general educational background, through the following programs:
Ohio's TEACH program offers incredible benefits towards a CDA
, an Associates and to a limited degree, a Bachelors. Teachers and Assistant Teachers in JEC-affiliate programs are encouraged to apply to Ohio's TEACH program for great funding opportunities; the JEC will help fill in tuition so that 100% is covered.
When teachers are not TEACH-eligible, the JEC will cover tuition.
The JEC also has funding for teachers who haven’t been to college before (or in recent years) to take a “toe-in” to college learning; the community will cover the cost of one course.
For more information on any of these programs, contact Stacie Roseman
, JEC’s Early Childhood Education Associate.
: Teachers and assistant teachers desiring to improve their practice may request a coach from Nachama Moskowitz
at the JEC. The coach is at no cost, and a completion stipend is available to the teacher.