When it comes to your teachers’ professional development, there’s so much to consider. Not only do you have to think about you’re their individual learning styles, but you also have to remember just how difficult professional growth can be when time is so limited. Even with those constraints aside, there’s always another looming barrier to overcome — funding.
At Hatch Early Learning, we understand how important supporting your teachers with high-quality professional development programming and tools really is. That’s why we’re here to help you identify funding sources available outside the typical ways you find funding and how you can apply it to support your teachers.
Here are two more funding resources to tap to help take your teachers to the next level in professional development:
American Rescue Plan (ARP)With $1 billion allocated for Head Start programs, the American Rescue Plan allows learning programs to use funds for professional development. From programming related to equity and diversity to trauma-skilled practices, this funding is a valuable resource to provide your teachers the support they need to reach every child where they are.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER I and ESSER II)The aim of ESSER funds is to help school districts overcome the negative effects the pandemic has had on our schools and learning programs. While funds can be used for summer school activities, social-emotional learning programs, and more, they can also be used for professional development. To further counter the impact of COVID-19, every school and learning program will have to focus on their teachers’ professional growth and development.
Whether you’re looking for new ways to fund social-emotional learning programs or need more financial support for your teachers’ professional development, Hatch is always here to help administrators understand, identify, and navigate education funding. Want to learn more about how you can use ARP, ESSER, and other funding resources to support professional development? Watch our full webinar on How to Find Funding for Professional Development below.