Building Foundations Scholarship

The Building Foundations Scholarship allows a provider to complete an approved Early Childhood Education course at a participating college or university. This class can then be applied toward an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and can be used toward licensing requirements for annual training.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week in a licensed child care center, group home or registered family home.
  • Earn $14.25 or less per hour as a teacher, assistant, or aide.
  • Earn $15.00 or less per hour after expenses as a family home provider or a group home owner.
  • Earn $15.00 or less per hour as a director.
  • Work for a center or group home and the center or group home agrees to sponsor you.

Application Deadline:                  Open Enrollment during any semester or term.

  • The majority of the cost of an approved 3 or 4 credit early childhood education course at a participating college or university, including tuition and books. (Baker College and participating universities have a capped tuition amount. The recipient and their sponsor split the remaining costs.)
  • A travel stipend.

Education: Completes an approved 3 – 4 credit course at a participating college/university.


A $100 bonus after a six-month commitment is fulfilled.

Commitment: 6 months

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