Granite State College Receives Funding to Cover Early Childhood Education Course Tuition

Daycare teacher and students

Granite State College was recently awarded funding from the state’s Preschool Development Grant to support students in its early childhood education (ECE) courses. The $500,000 award will cover the full tuition for up to two classes per term for qualifying students enrolled in ECE courses through 2023.

Grants are available to individuals working in a New Hampshire licensed childcare or out-of-school childcare facility. Students are responsible for all materials needed for the courses and the $90 academic services and registration fee.

Statement from Nicholas Marks, Dean of the School of Education:

“Granite State College is grateful to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Preschool Development Grant for this additional funding to help us address the early childhood education teacher shortage in New Hampshire. This funding will allow more students to earn their degrees efficiently, helping to fill important positions throughout the state.”

This award builds on an existing program at Granite State College, which is funded by an Early Childhood Education Assistance (ECTA) grant provided by the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Qualifying applicants can submit a request and view the qualifying courses for Spring Term by visiting the Early Childhood Education Assistance (ECTA) grant page.