CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING CONSORTIUM
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*The following information has been taken directly from the Training Consortium Website
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) was created in fiscal year 1982-1983 to address the critical shortage in the number of licensed childcare center workers in the state of California. The project was designed to assist personnel employed in agencies funded by the California Department Education, Child Development Division (CDE/CDD) to meet the requirements of the California Children's Center Instructional and Supervision Permits.
This staff development project of the CDTC began by providing a foundation of required course work for teachers and teacher assistants which helped staff meet the minimum twelve-unit teacher requirement. Additionally, the project helped increase quality standards and reduce staff turnover.
CDTC's primary objectives and goals have remained consistent since the program's inception in 1982. CDTC seeks to:
- Form a partnership between CDD and the community college system to provide unit-bearing course work at convenient times and places to employees of childcare/development programs. As such, child care program staff can more quickly meet the requirements for the permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- Increase the number of agencies funded by CDD and the private sector whose employees participate in CDTC activities.
Community College Program
This program is available to fund specific educational costs at 96 community colleges throughout California. Access to this program is available to eligible students who are pursuing careers in child care/development through the CDTC Campus Coordinator designated at each of the colleges.
Each CDTC member community college works with a local advisory committee to develop plans for the use of CDTC funds. Therefore, the use of CDTC funding can vary from college to college.
CDTC funds are commonly used for the following purposes:
- Reimbursing students for enrollment fees, tuition and/or textbooks;
- Establishing a lending library of textbooks and other resources for use by eligible students;
- Paying the costs (instructor salary and fringe benefits) of providing classes that the college will not fund out of its general budget;
- Paying for tutorial assistance and/or translation services.
Phone: 310-660-3593 ext. 3571