$10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR RURAL & REMOTE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS TO UPGRADE QUALIFICATIONS

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$10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR RURAL & REMOTE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS TO UPGRADE QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma-qualified staff working as early childhood educators are encouraged to consider applying for a $10,000 scholarship to upgrade their qualifications, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis has announced.

Mr Gulaptis said a new round of applications for the rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships opened today.

“Qualified early childhood educators can make a real difference in the lives of our children, helping to set them up for a great start at school,” he said.

“I encourage all diploma qualified educators interested in upgrading their Diploma qualification to a four-year Bachelor’s degree to apply for a scholarship.

“By improving the skills of early childhood educators, we can enrich the quality of preschool programs in rural and remote communities across our State.”

To be eligible, staff must be working in a rural or remote community preschool, mobile preschool or long day care service.

This is the fourth round of the $1.3 million scholarship program, which will award up to 30 scholarships every year for four years from 2016 to 2019.

Applications for this round close on 9 June 2018.

For more information please visit www.education.nsw.gov.au.

PHOTO: Todd Butler from the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Grafton was a scholarship recipient last year.