ECE Student Career and Education Program

CDTC is accepting 2020-2021 ECE Educational Support Grant applications.

This program provides support for specific educational expenses to students attending California Community Colleges. Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the new Educational Support Grant.

Please note the following Educational Support Grant priorities:

Priority 1: Employees of all direct-funded CDE/ELCD programs including center- based programs and family child care network programs or center- based programs with satellite family child care providers. This also includes co-located Head Start Programs. Employees of any program, center-based or licensed family child care homes, that serve children on a voucher basis for Alternative Payment services. Employees of all other programs including center-based and licensed family child care homes are eligible.

Priority 2: Students who are not currently employed (as described in the above Priority 1 requirement) and enrolled in a practicum course.

Priority 3: Students who are not currently employed (as described in the above Priority 1 requirement) and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (per semester/term).

Additional eligibility criteria is included in the online application.

Eligible students MAY receive up to $46 per unit (courses completed with a C or better). These courses could include ECE/Child Development course work, general education course work, remedial courses and child development work experience (general work experience course excluded). Limited funding is first come, first served.

APPLY HERE. DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION. PLEASE USE ANOTHER BROWSER (CHROME, MOZILLA, FIREFOX, etc.)

For technical assistance and/or support, select "Find a Community College" and enter the name of the campus you are currently attending.