Scholarships awarded in early childhood educator program

Over 700 college scholarships for early childhood education have been awarded to aspiring educators throughout the state.

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Supported by Arizona’s early childhood agency First Things First (FTF), Arizona PBS’ early childhood educator scholarship program offers scholarships to aspiring early childhood educators completing Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials, associate and bachelor’s degrees.

View the map to see the number of scholarships awarded throughout the state for the academic year 2022 – 2023.

Apply for an FTF scholarship!

📺 Watch a segment about the scholarship program on “Arizona Horizon.”

Previously, the scholarship program had a limited number of bachelor degrees in specific areas of the state. Thanks to a new expansion between FTF and the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s (DES) Division of Child Care, any early childhood practitioner pursuing coursework towards a degree in early childhood education was eligible to apply and to be awarded a scholarship for tuition, books and fees.

Learn more about the new expansion here.

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First Things First is Arizona’s early childhood agency, committed to the healthy development and learning of young children from birth to age 5. Learn more about early childhood programs at

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The Network serves as a resource to build Arizona’s early education workforce and promote the early childhood professional development system. Find information ranging from scholarships and professional development opportunities to events and ideas for your classroom at