Chatham County Partnership for Children, with funding from Women of Fearrington, Inc., is offering two scholarships to the Annual Conference of the NC Association for the Education of Young Children.

Conference Info NCaeyc’s 64th Annual Conference
REFLECTING QUALITY: Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Early Childhood Education
Conference Dates September 15 & 16, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
Conference Location Raleigh Convention Center
Scholarship Amount Two-day registration fee of $201, plus a $150 stipend upon completion of the 2-day training
Eligible Applicants Family Child Care Home Operators and Child Care Center Teachers of children ages 0-5 in licensed Chatham County child care facilities
Application Due Date July 14, 2017


The Partnership for Children is looking for dedicated teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge by attending the annual conference. Our goal is that teachers attending the conference will leave equipped and rejuvenated to provide high-quality early childhood education. Two qualified applicants will be chosen by random drawing. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a paid registration to the two-day annual conference of the NC Association for the Education of Young Children in Raleigh in September 2017, plus a $150 stipend upon return from the conference for expenses incurred.  Attending all Friday and Saturday sessions will earn 10 DCDEE Contact Hour Credits, and the conference registration fee will include a one-year membership to NCaeyc.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a national organization that promotes high quality learning for young children ages birth through 8 years old with the mission “that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.” North Carolina has its own state-level chapter of NAEYC, called NCaeyc, which hosts this conference annually for Early Childhood Professionals.

To apply for the scholarship, complete the Application for NCaeyc scholarship and submit it with essay questions and letters of recommendation by July 14, 2017 to or Erin Suwattana, PO Box 637, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Please note the Partnership for Children’s new mailing address.