Child Development & Early Childhood
The purpose of the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board (PBWDB) Child Care Scholarship
is to improve the quality of child care offered in child care facilities serving the
Permian Basin. Trained/skilled caregivers can have the greatest impact on the care
provided to our children. Quality child care has a long term impact on the lives of
children and positively impacts society. The scholarship is available to caregivers
who are employed part-time or full-time in a facility
participating in the Child Care Services (CCS) program.
Applicants must provide documentation proof for the following criteria:
- employed part time or full time by a child care facility participating in the Child Care Services (CCS) program as verified by the PBWDB or the PBWDB's child care contract
- must be employed at a CCS child care center at the time the semester starts and remain employed throughout the semester
- earn less than $15.00 per hour
- 18 years of age or older
- Texas resident
U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States and meet Midland College enrollment requirements
Scholarship awards cover tuition, fees, and books for Child Development and Early Childhood courses (CDEC and TECA) up to $950 per semester. A minimum GPA of 2.75 must be maintained to renew scholarship..
New students must seek advisement through the Social and Behavioral Sciences/Child Development department. Contact Denise McKown (432) 685-6809, for student advising.
MC General Scholarships
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
How to Apply
- Login to your My MC Portal
- Click the Students tab
- Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
- Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.
For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships
Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?
To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.
If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete
the general scholarship application.
Texas School Ready (TSR) is a comprehensive preschool teacher training program combining a research-based, state-adopted curriculum with ongoing professional development and progress monitoring tools. The goal of this program is to help children be better prepared for school through comprehensive professional development.
Early education services for Head Start and licensed child care centers. These services include:
State Adopted Curriculum and Manipulative Kits
Professional Development including CIRCLE 2 Day Training and 20 eCIRCLE classes on the following topics:
Social and Emotional Learning
Understanding Special Needs
Setting the Stage for Children’s Talk
Pre-K Response to Intervention
Progress Monitoring 3 times per year
Higher Reimbursement Rate from CCS
We are proud to have Midland College as our TSR Lead Agent!
Contact Cheryl Peckham at (432) 230-5822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you want to work as a teacher assistant in a school district, improve your knowledge and skills as a daycare provider, or be a childcare director or owner, our program will support your professional growth to work towards your goals.
Why study Child Development and Early Childhood at MC?
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