The information and resources on this page are intended for child care center and preschool directors, school administrators, or board members who are currently sponsoring or considering sponsoring a T.E.A.C.H. participant.

Program Benefits

  • T.E.A.C.H. helps you keep good staff. Our participants average a much lower turnover rate than the rest of the field – about 5%.
  • Retaining staff also saves you money – $2000 each time you replace a teacher.
  • More highly educated teachers provide higher quality care to the children in your program.
  • More highly educated staff can help you work towards quality initiatives like NAEYC accreditation or Iowa’s IQ4K/QRS.
  • Scholarships require that staff be committed to your program.

Did you know?

  • Your program will be reimbursed at a rate of $15/hr for giving teachers release time.
  • Your cost of tuition and books will be offset by T.E.A.C.H. reimbursements to your program. 
  • You have the flexibility to choose which type of compensation works for your program.
  • T.E.A.C.H. counselors are here to help! Call us to learn more – 515-331-8000 or


Sponsoring programs have the flexibility to choose the T.E.A.C.H. model that best suits their needs.
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