Apply for Funding

CDTC is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Child Development Permit Stipend.
Apply for a Child Development Permit Stipend

Funding is expended and we are no longer accepting Educational Support Grant applications for the 2023-2024 program year. Please revisit our site in August 2024 regarding the 2024-2025 application period.
Check Eligibility and Apply for ECE Educational Support Grant

Child Development Training Consortium

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. In doing so, we help promote professionalism and high-quality early care and education programs that benefit California’s children and families.

Learn more

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is now offering virtual trainings on how to process and submit a Child Development Permit Stipend application.

We will be reviewing the Permit Matrix and the benefits of applying for a permit through CDTC. 

Registration spaces will be limited and is first come, first served. Additional information along with the registration link will be available on our CDTC website two weeks prior to each Permit training. For any questions, please reach out to us at

Upcoming Dates: To Be Determined


In partnership,
Lupe Jaime-Mileham, EdD, Deputy Director   
Child Care and Development Division     
California Department of Social Services 

curriculum alignment project logoCurriculum Alignment Project (CAP)

The California Early Childhood CAP supports transfer and curriculum consistency in the foundational preparation of early childhood education students. Regionally accredited community colleges, CSUs, and private universities can participate in the alignment process and be recognized statewide as partners in creating streamlined pathways to degree completion.