Teacher TRAC and Director TRAC Scholarships

The goal of Teacher and Director TRAC (Training, Retention, and Compensation) is to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of early care and education for children and families by encouraging and supporting college level coursework for child care teachers and directors.

The scholarships are for early child care and education employees or center directors working in Austin and/or Travis County at a licensed childcare center or licensed/registered family home that has a contract to accept families using subsidies.

The TRAC scholarships provide the following benefits to eligible child care professionals:

  • Tuition for one course each semester
  • Textbook loans
  • Assistance with course selection, class enrollment, and educational guidance
  • Financial incentive paid upon successful completion of the first course and after each successful completion of 12 hours of college credit in a Child Development degree plan
  • Ongoing support and advising by the department throughout your college experience

The program is administered by the ACC Child Care and Development Department and is a partnership between Austin Community College, the City of Austin, Travis County, Workforce Solutions Capital Area and local child care providers.