The Early Childhood Interim Scholarship Program is expanding!

Nov. 10, 2021

The Early Childhood Interim Scholarship Program is expanding and is now open to everyone!

The Delaware Department of Education/Office of Early Learning (OEL) is pleased to announce that any person wanting to pursue an early childhood credential or degree is eligible under the expansion program. This interim program is being administered by Children & Families First (CFF) and is open to all professionals seeking educational opportunities.

This is an interim program and will run from November 2021 through June 2022. The scholarship program covers coursework and assessment fees for CDA candidates, and tuition and other fees for candidates attending an approved college/university.

Candidates can apply to begin working toward any of the following:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Associate Degree in early childhood education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education

For more details regarding the program, please refer to the following website for more information.

Complete the attached Early Childhood Scholarship Form FY22 to apply.

Questions should be directed to the CFF counselors at or by phone at 800-734-2388.




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