The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and Quality Counts San Mateo County are partnering with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to offer the San Mateo County Early Learning and Care Career Development Initiative’s 2023-24 Stipend Program.
The goal of the program is to support early learning and care (ELC) professionals, including both those who work in center-based and home-based settings, as they advance along career pathways, through degree and Child Development Permit attainment, and build their skills through continuous professional growth and development activities.
ELC professionals, who work in eligible programs for at least 15 hours a week with children ages 0-12, are eligible for stipends in the following areas:
- College Coursework (including completion of units and meeting Educational Milestones)
- Trainings (including stipends for 10+ hours of professional growth activities)
Applications for the 2023-2024 San Mateo County Early Learning and Care Teacher Stipend are open now through December 18th.
How to Apply
- Read this ELC Stipend Guide thoroughly, available inEnglish and Spanish.
- Complete the online ELC Teacher Stipend Application by December 18th. The application can be found in the Stipend Module on the Workforce Registry website (Login to your Registry Profile, select “Stipends & Pathways,” and click “Application”)
For Questions & More Information
If you have questions about the application process, this Help article provides more details about using the Registry to apply for a stipend. Additionally, the ELC Stipend Website contains a variety of helpful resources.
Contact the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) if you have additional questions at ELCstipend@smcoe.org.