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2021-2022 Workforce Pathways Stipend Program

We areWPG Orientation 2021-2022 FINALpdf.jpg 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 (infant, toddlers, and preschool). You must attend one orientation date to participate in this program!
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) as outlined on the attached flyer. 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. 
Please see the attached flyer, this funding is limited, register for orientation today! 
You will receive an email confirmation once we have confirmed your eligibility.  Prior to registering, if you do not have a current CA Workforce Registry ID number you will need to obtain one at
For program questions please email Melissa Wheelahan

Flyer and Registration Information: WPG Orientation 2021-2022 FINALpdf.pdf

For additional information regarding the Workforce Pathways Stipend Program

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