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​Child Development Training Consortium

Who We Are…

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is a program funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division (CDE/CDD) with Federal Block Grant Child Care and Development Quality Improvement Funds. The program is administered through the Yosemite Community College District. https://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/about.htm

What Services We Provide…

The CDTC provides the following program services to eligible participants:

Community College Reimbursement Program – Reimbursement for specific educational expenses available through 96 participating community colleges.

Career Incentive Grants for:

  • Students attending non-CDTC community colleges
  • Students attending 4-year colleges or universities
  • Recipients of Permit Waivers issued by CDE/CDD

ECE Student Career and Education Program

Applications are available at https://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_cc.htm

Click on the Student Profile Application Tutorial link on the right side of that page.

CDTC Application instructions.
Make sure to print out and sign a copy of the application. Get it signed by your employer and then return to COD faculty Donna Greene.

Program eligibility:

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the CDTC ECE Student Career and Education Program:
  1. Student must be seeking a new or maintaining a currently held Child Development Permit.

  2. At the time of enrollment, the student must be employed by a child care/development program, including licensed family childcare and out-of-school care. Center-based programs must be licensed or eligible for an exemption according to Department of Social Services (DSS) regulations. Employment in a kindergarten classroom is also acceptable.

  3. Student employment must directly benefit children and/or families. The employment experience must be acceptable to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for purposes of obtaining a Child Development Permit, even if experience is not required for the permit.

  4. Student must work in the state of California.

Note: In-home care providers (nannies) are not eligible. Unlicensed, exempt, home-based child care providers (individuals) are not eligible.

Child Development Permits

The CDTC has two sources of funding, CDE/CDD and First 5 California, to pay application and fingerprint (LiveScan) processing fees for Child Development Permit applicants. Each funding source has different eligibility criteria and levels of permits funded.

Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Funding is limited.

Child Development Permit applications are available at: https://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_permit.htm or call (209) 572-6080

CDTC Stipend Form Fall 16.pdf

Child Development Permit Overview Web Version 7-26-10.pdf