The Early Childhood Policy and Regulation Branch of the ACT Education Directorate is committed to increasing the number and profile of degree-qualified early childhood educators in the ACT.
The 2020 Early Childhood Degree Scholarship Program has now commenced. This Program provides eight individuals who are working in the ACT non-government education and care sector financial assistance to gain an approved early childhood degree qualification.
The 2020 Early Childhood Degree Scholarship Program offers:
- Funding of up to $25,000 per scholarship, for full time or part time study
- Funding to employers to backfill staff while they are on study placement
- Funding to employers for students to attend a four-week placement in CECA in their final year of study and
- An Early Childhood Degree Scholarship Program Deed between student, employer and ACT Government
Between 2019 and 2020, the ACT Education Directorate awarded 16 Early Childhood Degree Scholarships to educators working in ACT non-government education and care services.