Quality Child Care Matters


If you are an early learning educator who works with children birth to age 5 in Contra Costa County, you may be eligible for a stipend for completing college coursework or trainings that help you learn more about early childhood education. If you complete your Associate degree or higher during the program you may be eligible to receive an additional stipend in recognition of that professional and educational milestone.

Are you interested in PDP for 2024-2025?

Information about the 2024-2025 Professional Development Program (PDP) will be available soon.

PDP supports your professional development path for college course work or trainings.

  • Please seek education advising at your college now to ensure that your planning is current and that you are on track for registration for Summer or Fall Courses in 2024-2025.
  • Watch for the ECE Training calendar in the ECE Bulletin and/or search the Workforce Registry for approved trainings to include on your PDP Plan for 2024-2025.

Contact Us

For general questions about the Professional Development Program, please email Terrissa Hein at thein@cccoe.k12.ca.us or Elida Treanor at etreanor@first5coco.org.

If you have questions related to community college courses, click here for a contact information sheet.