Serving early childhood
education/child development
students, institutions of
higher education,
and the ECE workforce

Students & Workforce

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student Career & Education Program

  • Community College students apply here to receive funds to pursue a career in child development at one of 105 participating California Community Colleges
  • Create and update your profile
  • Locate a CDTC member college campus and contact the local faculty coordinator

Colleges & Training Providers

ECE/CD Department websites of all California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and other training providers.

Permit Stipends

Submit Child Development Permit applications to CDTC and receive reimbursement for fingerprint processing fees.

Career Incentive Grants

Four-year college students may receive reimbursement for eligible educational expenses.

Locate an advisor or learn how to renew your Child Development Permit.

Search for opportunities to advance your career:

  • Trainings funded by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division
  • Online ECE and child development college courses
  • Health and safety trainings

Access the Quality Improvement— Professional Development Participation report.

Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP)

  • View courses by course number and title at CAP-aligned colleges
  • View CAP Expansion courses

Workforce Registry

Register to help improve the professionalism and workforce quality in ECE.

Faculty & Professional Development (PD) Providers

Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP)

  • Submit courses for alignment and request technical assistance
  • View ECE/CD courses by course number and title at CAP-aligned colleges
  • CAP Expansion courses

Compare courses and trainings with the ECE Competencies. Determine how thoroughly competencies are addressed.

Higher Education Calendar

Learn about public and invitation-only meetings relevant to Child Development/Early Care and Education Higher Education Faculty and Educators.

Higher Education Resource Area

Higher Education Faculty Discussion Area.


California Community College Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE) website.

General ECE Resources

A clearinghouse of information on early childhood education.


Resources for CDTC’s Community College Coordinators.

Training Providers

Agency area to add trainings to the Training Portal.