T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NH

Associate Degree for Teachers

NH Early Childhood Teacher

This Scholarship is for early childhood teachers who wish to earn an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. In order to be eligible, teachers must work at least 30 hours in a licensed early childhood program, have the support of their employer and be willing to commit to the one-year contract.

The following table summarizes this Scholarship:



Release Time Paid to Employer

Travel/Access Stipend per Semester Paid to the Teacher

Compensation upon Contract Completion

T.E.A.C.H. Pays



$15/hour up to 6 hours a week, depending on contract



Employer Pays





$300 or 2% Raise

Teacher Pays






The Scholarship Contract consists of an agreement to complete 9-12 credit hours over the course of a year, usually 3 semesters.  The teacher and employer both must sign and commit to the contract.  After completing the contract, the teacher must agree to continue working at the sponsoring program for at least one year. Contracts are renewable, pending funding, so that teachers can continue taking classes until an Associate Degree is earned.

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” -Confucius

Interested in learning more or applying for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NH Scholarship?  Email [email protected] or click below.

How to Apply:

  1. Click here for the Associate Degree Scholarship Application. Complete the application. 
  2. Click here for the Associate Degree Sponsor Participation Agreement. Ask your early childhood employer to complete the Agreement.  
  3. Completed Application and Agreement should to be mailed to the T.E.A.C.H. NH 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060. Please scan and email the forms to [email protected] before mailing.

A T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NH Counselor will review your Associate Degree Application and Agreement and contact you within 48 business hours.