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College & Career Pathways

2021-2022 Workforce Pathways Stipend Program 

We are happy to announce the continuation of funding for the Orange County Workforce Pathways Stipend Program for the year 2021-2022. This program is open to early learning professionals (teachers and family child care providers) working directly with children ages birth to 5 years old (infants, toddlers, and preschool). 

To be eligible for this program you must be

  • Working in a program that accepts some form of CA Early Learning subsidy, through direct contract (CSPP, CCTR, AP).
  • You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university working on an AA/AS or BA/BS in ECE/CD or taking classes to attain or upgrade your early childhood permit.
  • There is limited space for participants who currently have a BA/BS, and a Teacher Permit or higher to receive a stipend for completing 21 hours of approved professional development. 
 2020-2021 Workforce Pathways Stipend Program

We issued 168 stipends totaling over $280,000.00. We had 80 people who completed over 21 hours of professional development, 53 people working on an AA/AS or BA/BA, 10 people received degree awards, 20 people got first-time or upgrades to ECE permits, and 16 professional growth advisors supporting the work.

 Child Development Permit (CDP) Information