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Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Grant

Although born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Christine L. Fisher was a ‘Hoosier’ through and through, as she continued her education at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), earning a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Christine loved Indianapolis and began her working career here, and most recently, was an employee of the Indiana AEYC. During her tenure with Indiana AEYC, Christine worked with the ARRA Playground Improvement Grant.

Her legacy was making the world a better and safer place for children. She was passionate about children’s development relating to physical fitness, literacy, artistic expression and nutrition. Therefore, it is only natural that the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund will focus on these four (4) critical areas of interest.

Applications will be accepted from early care and education facilities that meet the following criteria:

  • Legally operating in the State of Indiana;
  • Must be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or accredited by the Nattional Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
  • A provider serving low income children
  • A 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization

The Grant Application is released once per year in November and is mailed directly to eligible facilities. There is no need to request an application.

To further clarify the types of applications accepted, please note the areas that the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Fund does not support:

  • Capital projects related to buildings, furniture or renovations
  • Cost of education for the children enrolled

2013: Physical Fitness Grant Awarded.
2014: Literacy Grant Awarded.
2015: Creative Expression and Appreciation for Arts Grant Awarded.
2016: Health and Nutrition Grant Applications
2017: Physical Fitness, Literacy, Creative Expression/Arts or Health and Nutrition

Please click here for more information about the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund

Gatchel </span>pictureI want to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the T.E.A.C.H scholarship possible.  I recently graduated with honors from Saint Mary’s of-the-Woods College with a Bachelors Degree. My degree will help me in meeting the needs of the children that are enrolled in my all day preschool. It also shows parents that by enrolling their child in my facility that their child’s educational needs are being met by a qualified teacher.  My accomplishment of graduating from college is also a testimony to others that it is never too late to go after your dreams. The financial assistance you provided allowed me to concentrate more of my time on my studies.  As a result, I received the Future Outstanding Educator award from the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.  I was also a recipient of the Kappa Gamma Pi St. Catherine Medal. Thank you T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® INDIANA for your generosity and support!
8% Increase annually for the last four years.
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