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(Formerly known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - TANF)

The Program:

The Child Development Careers (CDC) WORKs Program offers an opportunity of a life-long career path as an early childhood educator.  Through an integrated training program of classes and work experience, participants are prepared to become an associate teacher or a teacher through the California Child Development Permit process.  Students will participate in specially designed activities to achieve educational goals and job skills that may include:

  • monthly support groups
  • workshops
  • job interviews
  • work experience
  • cohort meetings 


El Camino College students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the early care and education field and are currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible.  Former TANF recipients may also be eligible.  For more information please call Sharon Cortez at (310) 660-3593 ext. 3755 or email at

 Last Published 3/27/15