CHILD DEVELOPMENT GRANT
What You Need To Know About The Program
The Child Development Grant Program is a renewable, need-based grant of up to $2,000 per year designed to encourage students to enter the field of child care and development in a licensed children’s center. Students who plan to enroll at least half-time in coursework leading to a Child Development Permit are eligible to apply and be nominated by the postsecondary institution they plan to attend. Students must commit to one year of full-time service in a licensed children’s center for each year they receive the grant.
Program awards will not automatically renew for the 2013-14 academic year, so participants who received an award for 2012-13 must complete a renewal application to be considered for 2013-14 funding. The postmark deadline to submit applications to the Commission is June 15, 2013, and no applications will be accepted after that date.
For futher questions, please contact:
Liz Fernandez, Foster Youth Liaison, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 310-660-3593 x6350
Molly Villalobos, Foster Youth Liaison, via email at email@example.com or phone at 310-660-3593 x3488
The program is for applicants who:
Attend a California public or private, two-year or four-year post-secondary education institutions
Intend to teach or to supervise in a licensed children's center in California
The Program provides benefits to selected applicants who:
2. Master Teacher
3. Site Supervisor
4. Program Director
Maintain at least half-time enrollment and Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by El Camino College
Complete a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) @ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Demonstrate financial need
Commit to full-time employment in a licensed children's center in California for a period of one year for each year of benefits received
Are nominated by the El Camino College Child Development Director, teacher or by the employing agency (the employment agency must hold an approved waiver of staffing qualification on behalf of the applicant)
Meet Federal Selective Service filing requirements
Are a California resident
Are a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
Selected grant recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,000 per academic year
Selected recipients attending a four-year university are eligible to receive up to $2,000 per academic year.