Quality Child Care Matters


New Hourly Work!

Interested in work as an hourly child care provider at First 5 Contra Costa events? Print and complete this application by December 31, 2022.

New PDP Deadlines!

The 2022-2023 Professional Development Program (PDP) grants stipends to eligible childcare providers working with children ages 0-5 years in Contra Costa County.

PDP Task 2, submitting a PDP Plan, deadline is extended to December 21, 2022.  It’s time to review or create your Plan and  submit it to the Workforce Registry! The purpose of the PDP plan is for you to set your goals as an ECE professional and have a plan for how you will achieve those goals. Both Coursework and Professional Development Pathways are required to upload a plan. Please follow these steps if you haven’t already done so:

  1. Download the PDP Plan template found here. Other formats of a PDP plan are acceptable if worked on in collaboration with a College Academic Advisor or Permit Professional Growth Advisor.
  2. Review this handout that overviews the purpose and how to complete the plan.
  3. Sign up for a Workforce Advising Session with Terrissa Hein hereAll new PDP participants are required to attend one session.
  4. Upload your PDP Plan to the Workforce Registry by December 21, 2022. For support in uploading documents to the Registry, watch this brief video (link to come). Please reach out to vratkewiczf5coco@gmail.com with questions.
  5. Enjoy the holiday season!

Note: Returning participants may upload applicable plans approved by an advisor during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 program years.  Please contact Terrissa Hein with any questions.

Program Guide 

Please download this year’s Program Guide: 

Welcome Video

Please view this 10-minute welcome video (subtítulos en español): 

Application Process 

To apply, please log into your Early Care & Education Workforce Registry Account under the “Stipends and Pathways” tab. 

A brief list of the application steps is listed below: 

  1. Update your profile in the My Tools & Settings dropdown on the menu.
  2. Navigate to “Stipends & Pathways” → Select “Application” → Confirm Profile Information → Select “Contra Costa Professional Development Program.”
  3. Review the program description (same information as the PDP Guide) and select “Continue to Online Application.”
  4. Complete the application questions.
  5. After completing relevant information and reviewing the Statement of Understanding, click “Submit Stipend Application” when ready.

More details on how to apply can also be found in this tutorial video

Setting up a Workforce Registry Account 

To set up a Workforce Registry Account:

  1. Go to www.caregistry.org and click “Register Now.”
  2. Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to activate your account.
  3. Click the link and log in.  You must log in to activate your account.

Contact Us

For general PDP-related questions, please email Elida Treanor (etreanor@first5coco.org). 

Click here for a contact information sheet for the Community Colleges.