Early Learning Resources

Financial, Business, and Technology Support

Running an early learning program, whether a Family Child Care or center-based program, requires both knowledge of child development and early education as well as business skills.  The resources below provide support related to aspects of running a child-care business, including financial, policy, marketing, and technological support.

Child Development Permits

Check out these two easier to read graphics on how to navigate through the different Child Development Permits.  There are two variations of this: an overview of all the permits and individually divided permit types.  Please click through for more information and helpful resources!

Visit the Commision on Teacher Credentialing for additional details.

For more information on these permits, please watch this informative video by PEACH.

The Child Development Training Consortium offers a Child Development Permit Stipend Program, which can help pay the permit application fee to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Additionally, CDTC provides support for specific educational expenses to students attending California Community Colleges. Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the Educational Support Grant. Check out the links below for more information!

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

CDTC is currently accepting Educational Support Grant applications for the 2023-2024 program year.

Workforce Pathways LA Stipend is open for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024!  The application deadline is September 28th. Check out the links below for information:

Workforce Pathways LA Stipend Information
Workforce Pathways Stipend Instruction Manual
Participating Professional Development Organizations

Technology Support

Virtual Tools Quick Guides:

Business Support

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