AB 212 Funds CSPP Teachers


The Nevada County AB 212 Teacher Stipend Program is an incentive program designed to encourage teachers working in Nevada County state-funded child development programs to pursue training and education, and to remain in the field of early childhood education.


AB212 is funded through a grant from the CA Department of Education to the Child Care Coordinating Council of Nevada County.

To see if you qualify, click here

California Transitional Kindergarten Stipends


Education and Professional Development Reimbursement and Completion Stipend Awards are Available! 

To help Transitional Kindergarten teachers meet NEW credentialing requirements on July 1, 2015, funding will be made available as “Education Incentives” to TK teacher (1st priority) and CSPP teachers (2nd priority) who are interested in completing coursework in early childhood education or child development.  Funding for these education incentives is available through March 31, 2019. 


For more information, download the CTKS Program Guide!

Early Quality Matters (EQM)

EQM is Nevada County’s Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)—a system that supports and incentivizes early care and education programs to offer the best learning experiences possible to the children they serve.


The main goal of Quality Matters is to improve and expand the quality of early care and education in Nevada County so that more children with high needs are attending quality programs. 

To Join and Receive Benefits, click here!

Scholarships for Early Childhood Education

Sierra College participates in a special statewide grant program for students who are currently employed in licensed early child care (ECE) programs. This project is funded by the California Department of Education and is aimed at preparing more teachers to work in the early childhood education field. Through this program students can:

• receive an educational stipend, and 

• academic supplies such as flash drives, and • parking passes for semester use

The stipend money may vary in its amount from semester to semester depending on the number of students enrolled in the program. Returning students &/or first time students who complete the CDTC paperwork and turn it in early may receive academic supplies such as a flash drive and a semester parking pass.

To be eligible for this program, students must be taking courses at Sierra College that count towards a Child Development Permit (this includes classes in the ECE program/ Human Development & Family Department &/or any General Education course), and they must be employed in a licensed child care and development program. These would include a preschool, child care center, and a family child care home.

Students must complete a packet of forms for each semester that they meet the qualifications. These forms are available from the CDTC Campus Coordinator.


Stipends are generated after grades have been checked at the end of the semester and are mailed to the students' home address provided on their CDTC form. Checks are usually received about one month after the end of the semester. If you have any questions about the Child Development Training Consortium program, please feel free to contact:


Lori Kearney-Capaul, CDTC Coordinator Sierra College



Professional Development Resources

Desired Results for Children and Families Training and Technical Assistance Project

The California Department of Education (CDE), Child Development Division (CDD) has established the Desired Results System to improve program quality in early care and education programs across the state.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The CTC website provides up-to-date information on Child Development Permits as well as other California teaching credentials. Application information and documents, online renewal process, and credential searches are available.

Child Development Training Consortium

CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. Services include processing of available funds for Child Development Permit Applications and reimbursements of fingerprinting fees. Resources include Child Development Permit Applications, Professional Growth Manual, Curriculum Alignment Project, and Competencies Integration Project.

 Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings


Classroom Assessment and Scoring System (CLASS)


California Early Childhood Online (CECO) - Fee-based and online training modules:

  • CA Department of Education Early Learning and Development Foundations and Frameworks

  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

  • Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) trainings

  • Environmental Rating Scales (ERS)

  • The R’s of Childhood

  • Healthy and Active Preschoolers

  • Implementing The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework


Competencies Self-Assessment Toolkit (CompSAT) 

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