Services

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CDTC provides financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals to promote high quality early education to California's children and families. Our services include the following:



ECE Student Career and Education Program

This program is available to fund specific educational costs at 105 community colleges throughout California. Access to this program is available through the CDTC Campus Coordinator designated at each of the colleges. For more information click the ECE Student Career and Education Program link above or call (209) 572-6080.

Child Development Permit Stipends

The CDTC pays the permit application processing fees to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for eligible Child Development Permit applicants (see more information by clicking on link above). For more information, click on the Child Development Permit Stipends link above or call (209) 572-6080. Permits are funded by CDE/EESD.

Career Incentive Grants

This program reimburses eligible students the cost of their tuition, books, and other required enrollment fees. The types of grants (in priority order) are available to students who are:

  • Recipients of permit waivers issued by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD).
  • Attending non-CDTC community colleges.
  • Attending 4-year colleges or universities

For more information, click the Career Incentive Grants link above or call (209) 572-6080.

Professional Growth Advisors

Select the Professional Growth Advisor Project link above for a registry of trained advisors or for more information, call (209) 572-6080.

Curriculum Alignment Project

This program aims to develop a lower-division program of study that supports early care and education teacher preparation, constructed on an evidence-based foundation with shared professional consensus. For more information click the Curriculum Alignment Project above.

Thank you for your continued commitment to early care and education.

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