A$CEND

funded and managed by The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade

About A$CEND

A$CEND is a salary supplement award program designed to increase retention, educator practice and compensation. The A$CEND program rewards early childhood educators by collectively recognizing education, ongoing professional development, teacher-child interactions and longevity as demonstrated pathways of competency in their roles.

A$CEND supplements are available to people living and working in Miami-Dade county who meet any ONE of the following criteria:

  • Employed at a child care location current participating in Thrive by 5 QIS for the 2022-2023 contract year.
  • Earned an INCENTIVE$ check funded by The Children's Trust between March 2022 - September 2022, and still employed at the same location. (The INCENTIVE$ program in Miami-Dade county ended September 2022.)

View the A$CEND Handbook on The Children's Trust website: thechildrenstrust.org/content/early-learning-quality-improvement-system

A$CEND Prescreening

The A$CEND program requires you to have an account on this website to begin. Please either make an account or login to your personal account.