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QUALITY MATTERS...A STRONG START for Kids

***Stipend checks mailed out in September***

Stipend Program Overview

Stipend Program Participants

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Download the links below for complete details of the stipend program.

Program Overview in English (pdf)

Program Overview in Spanish (pdf)

How to Upload Your Required Documents To Receive a Stipend

Watch these videos to learn how to read your status page and upload documents:

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Enrollment Eligibility

  • Any early educator that works at a QRIS site or is currently participating in an IMPACT Quality Improvement program, such as SEEDS, MyTeachstone and/or Raising a Reader.
  • Work directly with children and hold a position traditionally referred to as assistant/aide, associate teacher, teacher, master/lead teacher, site supervisor, assistant director, program director, family child care owner, or family child care staff.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a Social Security number.
  • Have access to a valid email account.

NOTE: Early educators working with school-age children in state-subsidized after-school, center-based programs are eligible to apply.

How to earn a stipend

  • Submit online application between January 9, 2017 February 28, 2017.
  • Must have or establish an account with the California Early Childhood Registry and submit a copy of official college transcripts to WestEd by June 30, 2017.
  • Complete ONE of the stipend options below:

Option 1: College Coursework - $600 stipend

OR

Option 2: Training - $400 stipend (click here to see list of approved trainings)

How to request a stipend

  • Log into account and start the stipend request process via the online database at: www.santaclaraquality.org.
  • Upload all appropriate documentation (transcripts, grade reports, trainings certificates, etc.) related to their selected option.
  • Complete a short online personal reflection form.
  • Submit a W-9 Form.

Important Dates

Chart - Quality Matters Critical Dates

 
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