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Burnett receives T.E.A.C.H. project scholarship

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, licensed child care center of Huntington, and “A Caring Place to Go and Grow!” is proud to announce that teacher assistant, Brittany Burnett, has been awarded an Associates Scholarship through the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Project, sponsored by the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children. The scholarship will pay a portion of the tuition amount.

As a part of the scholarship award program T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA will guarantee Burnett a bonus when she receives her Associate Teacher Credential. In return, Burnett will make a commitment to remain in the Early Childhood Education field for an additional amount of time.

The T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® INDIANA project serves as an umbrella for a variety of educational scholarship opportunities for people working in licensed, registered or exempt child care centers and homes in Indiana. In 1998, the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) received funding from the Indiana Child Care Fund Board, Inc., a public/private partnership launched in December 1997 by Governor Frank O’Bannon together with private sector corporate champions. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA project assists teachers, directors and family child care providers in continuing their professional development, provides increased compensation with more education, and requires that participants agree to remain in early childhood for a year following the receipt of the scholarship.

Children are the main beneficiaries. They are able to bond with a provider who has made a commitment to the field, who is a specialist in early childhood education, who understands child development and who is sensitive to the needs of families.

Information on summer and fall programming for Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at www.kidskampus.org, or by calling (260) 356-0123. Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers Early Head Start programming for children 0 to 3 and expectant mothers, along with child care for children from 6 weeks to age 12 and preschool.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Level 3 Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County.