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Early Achievers Grant

Early Achievers is a financial aid program that assists students that are employed child care providers in early learning and are pursuing a certificate or degree in early childhood education.


In order to be eligible for the Early Achievers grant, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a Washington state resident or have a valid work visa.
  • Be employed as a child care provider at a child care center, family child care business or Head Start/ECEAP program that is actively participating in the Department of Early Learning’s Early Achievers.
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours a week or 40 hours a month at an eligible child care program.
  • Have worked in the eligible program for a minimum of three months.
  • Intend to enroll in an approved Early Childhood Education program at the college.
  • Make a formal application to the college.

For more information, please contact Sally Lockhart or Jennifer Weinmann.