R.E.W.A.R.D. Wisconsin Stipend Program


Purpose

Wisconsin’s young children depend on high quality and consistent early care and education. Yet the early childhood workforce is characterized by low wages and few benefits. High turnover, which negatively impacts children’s development, is often the result. Rewarding child care professionals for their commitment to the field is one of the best ways to retain well-educated staff.

REWARD Wisconsin, a sister program to T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN, provides monetary stipends to those who
have achieved significant educational milestones as documented on The Registry, and demonstrate longevity to their profession.
Together these two programs are dedicated to establishing a knowledgeable, fairly-compensated, and stable workforce for Wisconsin’s young children.

For More Information

To find out who is eligible for a REWARD stipend, information on how to apply, and current information about the waitlist for
stipends, visit the WECA website: www.wisconsinearlychildhood.org/reward/.

REWARD FAQ: http://wisconsinearlychildhood.org/programs/reward/faq/

2013 REWARD Reports



Updated February 12, 2015

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