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Apply for the 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County Early Learning and Care (ELC) Teacher Stipend Program

Applications for the 2023-2024 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County Early Learning and Care (ELC) Teacher Stipend Program are now closed.

The 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 (SMCOE) and Quality Counts 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County are excited to partner with the California Department of Social Services to offer the 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County Early Learning and Care Career Development Initiative’s 2023-24 Stipend Program.

澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 the Program

The goal of the program is to support early learning and care (ELC) professionals, including both those who work in center-based and home-based settings, as they advance along career pathways through degree and Child Development Permit attainment, and build their skills through continuous professional growth and development activities. By providing stipends, the ELC Career Development Initiative seeks to incentivize ongoing, intentional professional growth, and to reward professionals who stay in the field of ELC.

SMCOE works in close partnership with the 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County Child Care Partnership Council, 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County Community College District, the Child Care Coordinating Council, First 5 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County, and other local partners to leverage workforce development supports.

ELC professionals, who work in eligible programs for at least 15 hours a week with children ages 0-12, are eligible for stipends in the following areas: College Coursework (including completion of units and meeting Educational Milestones), Trainings (including stipends for 10+ hours of professional growth activities).

The ELC Stipend Program is funded through a grant from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), with supplemental support from First 5 California, the California Department of Education, and First 5 澳门六合彩开奖记录资料 County. The stipend amounts listed in this guide are estimated based on the available funding – final stipend amounts are based on the available funding and the number of participants who complete stipend program requirements.

Other questions? Email

Edirle Menezes

Coordinator, Early Learning Quality Improvement (QRIS)


Phone: (650) 802-5443

Ian Johnson

Administrative Assistant II


Phone: (650) 802-5344

Luz Ariza

Administrative Assistant


Phone: (650) 802-5308