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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.

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

CDE Student Career and Education Program

Attention CDE Studen​ts!!!

Are you working with children and families and taking classes here at COD? You may be eligible for Free Money!!!
Students must reapply for this stipend each semester.
Students can collect the stipend if they are on financial aid or are participating in another grant program.
This stipend does not affect those awards.
Please see below for the eligibility criteria:

Program eligibility:

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

Obtain the Student Profile Application. (You will need to create an account)

Please view this video if you need help understanding how to fill out the profile.

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.

Download Child Development Permit applications online or call (209) 572-6080

View the CDTC Student Instructions for completing the Student Profile Application Online

View the Child Development Permit Overview Web Presentation