T.E.A.C.H. RI has been transferred to the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children. If you have questions or are interested in scholarship information, please call Marinel Russo at (401) 739-6100. Or go to the new T.E.A.C.H. RI website.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood RI awards scholarships to center-based educators, administrators, and home child-care providers across the state who are pursuing coursework in early childhood education or seeking degrees degrees at the Community College of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College. It then connects this increased education with increased compensation, which leads to better teacher retention.
Ready to Learn Providence became the home of T.E.A.C.H. RI in 2010. While T.E.A.C.H. was housed at R2LP, 56 scholars received degrees — 39 associate’s degrees from CCRI and 17 bachelor’s degrees from RIC. Another 13 will earn degrees in the spring of 2018. See more on the history of T.E.A.C.H. RI here.
When Ready to Learn Providence became a program of Roger Williams University in February 2017 it understood that T.E.A.C.H. RI would need a new home because the national organization precludes institutions of higher learning from administering it.