The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County strongly encourages practitioners to apply for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships available through the Children’s Forum. There are a variety of types of scholarships available such as earning an initial staff or director credential, renewing a credential, earning an Associate’s or Bachelor degree in early childhood education, or coming soon earning a Master’s degree. Depending upon the type of scholarship, most of the tuition, books, and even release time to do homework or attend class are paid. Contact the Early Learning Coalition T.E.A.C.H. Ambassador TEACHAmbassador@elc-manatee.org to assist you in the process.