Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC)
Qualified Foothill College students can receive reimbursement for units taken
in child development and general education. Funding information will be distributed
each quarter based on the number of units completed by eligible applicants.
Access to this program is available to eligible students who are pursuing
careers in child care/development. Contact the CDTC Campus Coordinator,
Community College Program
This program is available to fund specific educational costs at 96 community
colleges throughout California, including Foothill College. Access to this program
is available to eligible students who are pursuing careers in child care/development
through the CDTC Foothill Campus Coordinator, Claire Koukoutsakis at Koukoutsakisclaire@foothill.edu
Each CDTC community college member 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.
Foothill College uses CDTC Funds to reimburse students toward the expenses of enrollment
fees, tuition and/or textbooks.
Students must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to participate in
the CDTC Community College Program:
- Student must be seeking a new or maintaining a currently held Child
- At the time of enrollment, the student must be employed by a child
care/development program, including licensed family childcare and out-of-school
care. Center-based programs must be licensed or eligible for an exemption
according to Department of Social Services (DSS) regulations. Employment
in a kindergarten classroom is also acceptable.
- Student employment must directly benefit children and/or families.
The employment experience must be acceptable to the California Commission
on Teacher Credentialing for purposes of obtaining a Child Development
Permit, even if experience is not required for the permit.
- Student must work in the state of California.
Note: In-home care providers (nannies) are not eligible. Unlicensed,
exempt, home-based child care providers (individuals) are not eligible.
General Priorities for Enrollment
Eligible students will be enrolled according to the following priorities:
- Employees of all direct-funded CDE/CDD programs including center-based
programs and family childcare network programs or center-based programs
with satellite family child care providers. This also includes co-located
Head Start Programs.
- Employees of any program, center-based or licensed family child care
homes that serve children on a voucher basis for Alternative Payment services.
- Employees of all other programs including center-based and licensed
family child care homes.
Within each priority group listed above, priority will be given to students
fulfilling the requirements for an Assistant, Associate Teacher, or Teacher
Child Development Permit.
Effective February 15, 2010 the Child Development Training Consortium will
pay the application and fingerprint processing fees (if applicable) for
Child Development Permit levels including permits with a School-Age Emphasis.
Local Priorities for Enrollment
Foothill College's Criteria to receive CDTC grant funding is:
- Student will receive a "C" grade or better in the course.
- Physical Education units are not eligible.
The Child Development Training Consortium is funded by California
Department of Education, Child Development Division and First