Project Pathfinders for Early Childhood Educators (Summer Semester 2019 Applications Available March 15-April 15)


The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is accepting applications for Project Pathfinders early educator scholarships that are now available for summer semester 2019. Through April 15, early educators interested in building their skills through community college coursework and credentials can submit an application through our online system or by mail. Project Pathfinders information and application can be found on the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation’s website.

Since its inception, Project Pathfinders has provided scholarships to 1,485 individual students working in early childhood settings. Already, 359 educators have completed certificates and degrees—and nearly 70% of those completers said they would not have been able to do this without Pathfinders scholarships. This access to high-quality coursework and credentials is paving the way for improved classroom quality for children and families. Please help us continue to spread the word about this important opportunity for early childhood professionals by sharing our social media posts (Facebook and Twitter). If you would like printed materials such as brochures and flyers to promote the Pathfinders scholarships, please contact Valerie Manu at


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