The CCCPDF supports qualified child care providers who are completing coursework in pursuit of a degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development and Special Education or other related fields as approved by the State. Funds also support recruitment and expansion of degree attainment of child care providers for the purpose of increasing the quality of care for child care programs. Those awarded funds commit to continued service as child care providers based on the total amount of their scholarship. For example, a child care provider who earns a bachelor’s degree must commit to work as a child care provider in a licensed program for 4 years.
MSDE will hold two customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will provide answers/technical assistance to questions. Interested applicants can use the link below to join a session. See dates and times below:
Wednesday, June 21, 202310:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.View the recording from the June 21st, 2023 Customer Service Support Session
Tuesday, June 27, 20232:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Video call link
MSDE staff will also be available to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process. Contact the following staff with questions related to this grant: