T.E.A.C.H.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® SOUTH CAROLINA provides scholarships for teachers, directors, owners, and family/group providers working in childcare to complete coursework in early childhood education. Scholarships for credentials, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees are offered to qualifying recipients.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program, now in its third decade, is flourishing throughout the United States as more and more states recognize the benefits of a well-educated, well-compensated early childhood workforce.

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) offers an effective strategy for addressing the education, compensation and retention of the early childhood workforce across the country. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program is also building the capacity of educational institutions. As a purchaser of college education credits for thousands of early childhood professionals across the county, T.E.A.C.H. has played a significant role in increasing the demand for early childhood college level coursework.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® South Carolina is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association. To find more information about T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Program in the US, please contact Child Care Services Association in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship, the student must:

Work at a South Carolina DSS licensed/registered child care facility
  • at least 15 hours per week for the School-Age Credential Scholarship
  • at least 20 hours per week for the Early Childhood Credential Scholarship
  • at least 30 hours per week for either the Associate or Bachelor Degree Scholarship

Teachers need to earn equal to or less than $24 per hour

Directors, Owners or Family/Group Providers need to earn equal to or less than $30 per hour

Participating College Directories

College / University & Website     Program Link

Aiken Technical College

2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Aiken, SC 29829

Aiken Technical College website

Childcare and Childhood Development Program

  • Lynda Altman: Program Coordinator

               Office: 803-508-7407

               Email: altman12@atc.edu

Aiken Tech C&CD Page

Central Carolina Technical College

506 North Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Central Carolina Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Leslie Williams: Dean of Education

               Office: 803-778-7818

                Email: williamsld@cctech.edu

Central Carolina Tech EC&E Page

Denmark Technical College

1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, SC 29042-0327

Denmark Tech website

Early Care and Education Associate Degree Program

  • Rosaland Kenner: Dean of Arts & Science

               Office: 803-793-5200

               Email: kennerr@denmarktech.edu

Denmark Tech EC&E Page

Florence-Darlington Technical College

2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29502-0548

Florence-Darlington Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Karen Vido: Early Childhood Director

               Office: 843-676-8596

               Email: Karen.vido@fdtc.edu

Florence Darlington Tech EC&E Program

Greenville Technical College

506 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

Greenville Tech website

Early Care & Education Program

  • Melissa Roper: Department Head

               Office: 864-250-8084

               Email: melissa.roper@gvltec.edu

  • Meg Sutton: Enrollment services

               Email: meg.sutton@gvltec.edu

Greenville Tech EC & E Page

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, SC 29526

Horry-Georgetown Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Rebecca Hubbard: Department head

               Office: 843-349-7117

               Email: Rebecca.hubbard@hgtc.edu

  • Tina Winessette

              Office: 843-349-7822

              Email: Tina.winsette@hgtc.edu

Horry-Georgetown Tech EC&E Page

Midlands Technical College

316 S Beltin Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205 (Beltline)

7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063 (Airport)

Midlands Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Lisa Corning: Program Director

              Office: 803-822-3768

               Email: corningl@midlandstech.edu

  • Dylon Ligon: Special Admissions Coordinator

               Office: 803-738-7879

               Email: ligonj@midlandstech.edu

Midlands Tech EC&E Page

Northeastern Technical College

1201 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC  29520

Northeastern Tech website

Early Childhood Program

  • Ja-Novice Greene-Richardson: Department Head

               Office: 843-921-69

               Email: jgreene-richardson@netc.edu

Northeastern Tech EC Page

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Babs Hughes: Department Head

              Office: 803-535-1423

              Email: hughesba@octech.edu

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech EC&E Page

Piedmont Technical College

620 N. Emerald Rd., Greenwood, SC 29648

Piedmont Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Claudia Edwards: ECE Director

               Office: 864-941-8448

               Email: Edwards.c@ptc.edu

Piedmont Tech EC&E Page

Southern Wesleyan University

907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630

864-644-5000

Southern Wesleyan University website

Early Childhood and Family Studies Program

  • Mona Thornton: Associate Dean

              Office: 864-644-5353

              Email: mthornton@swu.edu

  • Lindsey Winegard: Academic Coach & T.E.A.C.H. contact

               Office: 864-644-5092

               Email: lwinegard@swu.edu

SWU EC&FS Page

Spartanburg Community College

107 Community College Dr.,Spartanburg, SC 29303

Spartanburg Community website

Early Childhood Program

  • Connie Spink: Department Chair

               Office: 864-592-4059

               Email: spinkc@sccsc.edu

Spartanburg Community EC Page

Technical College of the Lowcountry

921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902

Technical College of the Lowcountry website

Early Childhood Program (Human Services)

  • Kelli Boniecki: ECD Coordinator

               Office: 843-525-8307

               Email: kboniecki@tcl.edu

Technical College of the Lowcountry EC&HS Page

Tri-County Technical College

7900 Hwy 76, Pendleton, SC 29670

Tri-County Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Meredith McClure Dickens: Program Coordinator

              Office: 864-646-1417

              Email: mmcclur2@tctc.edu

Tri-County Tech EC&E Page

Trident Technical College

7118 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406

Trident Tech website

Early Childhood Program

  • Tonya Misuraca: Department Head

               Office: 843-574-6934

               Email: tonya.misuraca@tridenttech.edu

  • Lea Roxanne Jones: EC Educator

              Office: 843-574-6712

               Email: Roxanne.Jones@tridenttech.edu

Trident Tech EC Page

Columbia College

1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

800-277-1301

Columbia College website

Early Childhood Education program

  • Joyce Fields: Program Coordinator

              Office: 803-786-3688

              Email: jfields@columbiasc.edu

  • Brennan Davis: Assistant Professor of Education

              Office: 803-786-3639

              Email: bdavis@columbiasc.edu

Columbia College ECE Page

University of South Carolina Columbia

1714 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208

803-777-7700

University of South Carolina Columbia website

Early Childhood Education Program

  • Angela Baum: Interim Associate Dean  

               Office: 803-576-6288

               Email: bauma@mailbox.sc.edu

USC Columbia ECE Page

University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

864-503-5000

University of South Carolina Upstate website

Early Childhood Education Program

  • Nur Tanyel: Associate Professor

              Office: 864-503-5659

              Email: netanyel@uscupstate.edu

USC Upstate Page

Williamsburg Technical College

601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Kingstree, SC 29556

Williamsburg Tech website

Early Care and Education Program

  • Gayle Tremble: Department Interim

              Office: 843-355-4133

               Email: trembleg@wiltech.edu

Williamsburg Tech EC&E Page

York Technical College

452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

York Tech website

Early Childhood Development Program

  • Sharon Grooms: Department Manager

              Office: 803-981-7026

              Email: sgrooms@yorktech.edu

  • Ashley Jordan: EC Instructor (ECD 101 contract)

              Email: AJordan@yorktech.edu

York Tech ECD Page

Applying for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program

Child care providers can print an application here Additionally, T.E.A.C.H. can mail, email or fax an application. After completing the application, child care providers can email, fax, or mail the application back to T.E.A.C.H.