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Scholarship Information

We believe that supporting our educators is the first step to supporting our children and our future. This starts with ensuring that early childhood educators have equal access to professional development opportunities and educational betterment, free of financial barriers that limit career growth. 

As part of our scholarship program, tuition up to 12 credits per semester and some fees are covered without any employer requirements. Requirements include maintaining a 2.5 GPA, working in a licensed childcare facility, and participation in progress updates with the Scholarship Coordinator. Upon completion of a degree program, six months continuous employment in early child care or education is also required for completion stipends.

Requirements for Eligibility


  • Tuition Covered up to 12 credits per semester at approved IHE

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

  • No employer requirements

  • Work in a Delaware licensed childcare facility at least 20 hours per week

Not Quite Eligible?

Check our resources page for information on becoming eligible for one of our scholarships!

Program Incentives

The ECIC is happy to offer the early childhood professionals within our program the following incentives while they complete their desired pathway:

Child Development Associate™ Program Incentives


  • FREE laptop when accepted into the scholarship program

  • $500

    Support Stipend

  • $425+

    CDA™ Fee & Books

  • $1000

    Completion Stipend

Associate’s Program Incentives


  • Laptop Stipend for support technology laptop

  • $250

    Support stipend per semester

  • $2500

    30 Credit Milestone Stipend

  • $5000

    Completion Stipend after six months continuous employment in early child care or education

Continuation Stipend


  • $1000

    For enrolling and being accepted to pursue your Bachelor’s degree within 6 months

  • $500

    For enrolling and being accepted to pursue your Bachelor’s degree within one year

Bachelor’s Program Incentives


  • FREE laptop when accepted into the scholarship program

  • $250

    Support stipend per semester

  • $1000

    Completion Stipend

Still Have Questions?

Not sure how the ECIC could help with your career?
Reach out to us!

Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have and talk through your goals for your career in early childhood education. 

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