Stipend programs are limited to individuals employed within a specific county with additional eligibility criteria, in most cases. Log in to your Registry Profile and click on Stipend Pathways>Application.
- How to Apply for a Stipend (Chinese)
- How to Apply for a Stipend (English)
- How to Apply for a Stipend (Spanish)
Below are Stipend Programs with applications available on the CA ECE Workforce Registry:
- Alameda Quality Counts Professional Growth Stipend Program
- Modoc County Office of Education AB 212 Stipend Program
- San Bernardino: AB212- Child Care Salary/Retention Incentive Program
- San Francisco: Supporting Early Educator Degrees (SF SEED) and San Francisco CARES 2.0
- Ventura County Teaching STARS
Contact your county’s stipend administrator for requirements and support or "Chat" with Registry staff and they will direct to the correct agency.
- Alameda - Zak Parpia: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Modoc De Funk: email@example.com
- San Bernardino: Elaina Holley: firstname.lastname@example.org
- San Francisco
Supporting Early Educator Degrees (SF SEED) - Jocelyn Chan: email@example.com
San Francisco CARES 2.0 -
For questions about your eligibility or application support please contact the CARES 2.0 team.
CARES 2.0 Email: ECEStipend@sfgov.org
CARES 2.0 Phone: 415-355-3668*
For questions or support with creating a California ECE Workforce Registry Account please contact the Help Desk at SF Children’s Council.
Help Desk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Desk Phone: 415-343-4669*
*Currently both the OECE-CARES and SF Children’s Council numbers are functioning as voicemail boxes and are being checked regularly.
- Ventura Regan Bynder: email@example.com
AB 212 (Assembly Bill 212) Stipends help support ECE professionals to obtain professional development hours and/or college credit. Stipends are disseminated by Local Planning Councils (LPCs) in every county in California. The goal is to improve the retention of qualified ECE professionals who work directly with children in state-subsidized child development programs. AB 212 implementation looks very different across different counties, as each county determines the requirements to apply.
The ECE Workforce Registry provides the structure for participants to apply for participating county’s ECE workforce stipends. Participants must work in the county to apply for stipends in that county and meet minimum qualifications as determined by administering organizations (this means that if you are applying for a stipend your Registry profile must be up to date). Participants upload transcripts and other documents to verify professional development hours and college credit, and provide updated profile information through their application on the ECE Registry.
This following tip sheets show you how to upload your education, permit, and training documents to the Registry:
- Participant Document Upload Instructions (Chinese)
- Participant Document Upload Instructions (English)
- Participant Document Upload Instructions (Spanish)
The Registry Stipend Module allows organizations to collect all stipend application information in one place online. The Stipend module hosts AB212 stipends and a variety of other ECE workforce stipends. Some non-Registry stipend programs may require a Registry ID number to enroll.