The Professional Development Program (PDP)

You spend every day helping children learn and grow. Now it’s your turn!

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.

Application Information

Applications accepted until January 15, 2024.

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

For more information on the application steps, click here.

Program Descriptions 

For more information about the program’s eligibility, timelines, and logistics, download the program descriptions: 

Contact Us

For general questions about the Professional Development Program, please email Elida Treanor at

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