Students & Workforce

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student Career & Education Program

  • 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

Receive reimbursement for child development permit application and fingerprint processing fees.

Career Incentive Grants

Receive funds while pursuing your career.

Professional Growth Advisors

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

Training Portal

Search for opportunities to advance your career

  • Trainings funded by 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 Develoment 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.