Teaching STARS Project Overview
The Teaching STARS (Supporting Teachers’ Achievement through Rising Stars) project is funded by AB 212 and embedded within Ventura County Rising Stars QRIS. The goal of this project is to support early childhood educators working at state-funded programs by offering activities that promote teacher effectiveness, retention and degree attainment. We want to recognize teachers’ commitment to furthering their education, which benefits the children in their care.
Degree Attainment and Completion Incentives
The Teaching STARS project encourages degree completion by offering incentives to early childhood educators at state-funded Rising Stars sites who complete an AS/AA or BS/BA degree during the program year. If you work directly with children in a state-funded preschool or Family Child Care and Education Home Network (FCCHEN) in Ventura County, you may be eligible to receive a financial incentive for completing college courses or a college degree.
For more information, please contact Early Childhood Programs at 805-437-1510.