Pulaski early Educators Rewards for Credentials (PERC)
is a two-year pilot program sponsored by the Alliance for Better Childcare Strategies (ABCs)
is in the fund-raising phase as of September, 2018. The goal is to have the teacher income rewards program fully operational beginning in the fall of 2019 so that the children in Pulaski County's full-time licensed centers will be served by teachers who have the financial incentive and are committed to pursuing professional development through credentialing and educational achievements.
Pulaski is a childcare desert with less than 10% of the children ages 0-5 having access to quality early education and childcare partly due to the lack of teachers and employee turnover. The teacher rewards for credentials program infuses outside financial support to centers in their teacher compensation, enhancing professionalism and quality of early childhood education. It's a "win-win!"
is supported in part by the Pulaski County Department of Social Services, Pulaski County, the Town of Pulaski, the Pulaski Rotary Club, and generous individuals like you.