ECE Student Career & Education Program
CDTC is now accepting 2021-2022 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. All eligibility criteria included in the application.Apply for ECE Educational Support Grant
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 three-unit ECE/CD Practicum/Student Teaching course.
Additional eligibility criteria is included in the online application.
Grant funding (to support tuition and/or textbook costs) is based on submission of a complete application, the number of eligible students and successful completion of courses with a grade of "C" or better. Eligible 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
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Grant Application Deadlines
Summer '21: October 15, 2021 (preferred)
Fall '21: October 15, 2021 (preferred)
Submitted no later than February 26, 2022
Winter '22: February 26, 2022 (preferred)
Spring '22: February 26, 2022 (preferred)
Submitted no later than April 16, 2022