The CT Department of Education
The State Department of Education in collaboration with the Connecticut Charts-A-Course Accreditation Facilitation Project is announcing the availability of funds to support school districts and community-based programs in obtaining national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
These funds are targeted to two types of programs, including preschool special education classes, kindergartens, school readiness programs, head start programs, full- and part-day center based programs and nursery school programs.
To obtain the materials on eligibility and the application for funds, please click on the links below:
Cover Letter and FAQ
Application for SDE Funding
Resources for Programs
NAEYC Accreditation Scholarship
NAEYC recognizes that the fees associated with NAEYC Accreditation—along with the costs of assembling and maintaining a high quality program for young children and families—may present a financial challenge for some early childhood programs. To support these programs, the NAEYC Accreditation Scholarship Program was established. NAEYC offers a limited number and a limited amount (in terms of the actual award) of NAEYC Accreditation Scholarships. Accreditation Scholarships are available to programs seeking NAEYC Accreditation for the first time as well as to programs seeking to maintain their NAEYC Accreditation.
Click here to obtain the complete NAEYC Scholarship application.
You may only apply once for THIS scholarship lottery. If you have applied for previous lotteries, you must also apply for this one.