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
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.