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Child Development Training Consortium

Early Care and Education Workforce Registry


Professional Learning Opportunities 

If you are an early childhood educator or are considering a career in this meaningful field, we thank you for dedicating your life’s work to such a meaningful profession. We know that it can be stressful and overwhelming at times. We are dedicated to supporting you however possible. Here you will find a constantly evolving selection of professional development and resources to help you find answers and support. We encourage you to attend our conference and participate in our training. AB212 Professional Development and Staff Retention Project for State-funded Child Development Programs

The primary goal of the AB212 Project is to build a skilled and stable workforce to provide high-quality child care and development services through state-subsidized child care programs. The program is designed to retain qualified childcare staff by providing educational awards and support for continued education. Funding for this project is generated from Assembly Bill 212.

AB212 Professional Learning Opportunities
The Yolo County Office of Education AB212 program provides Yolo County Early Childhood educators with a variety of professional development options and resources.  The Yolo County Office of Education AB212 program primary goal is to build and retain a skilled Early Childhood Education workforce in state-subsidized early learning programs. The AB212 Staff Retention Program is funded by the California Department of Education and offers educational incentives to qualified ECE participants based on continuing educational advancement and professional development goals.

Who is eligible - AB212 Requirements:

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements may apply for either a Professional Development or Academic Unit track stipend. 

  • Employed by a California Department of Education-Early Education and Support Division (CDE-EESD), center-based contractor or working in a program that participates in a Family Child Care Home Network serving children funded through a CDE-EESD contract.    

  • Worked directly with at least three children (not including your own), teaching or providing care within the classroom or child care setting, and were included in the daily ratio for a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.   

  • Have a current, valid Child Development Permit or receipt of an application for the permit, dated on or before December 31, 2018, at an Associate level or higher.   

  • Employed within Yolo County with the same employer for a minimum of six months. 

To participate ECE staff must meet the program requirements and obtain college units and/or professional development hours that meet identified goals, permit and degree requirements.
Degree Track: 
ECE professionals who are enrolled in a post-secondary accredited institution taking courses toward an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or closely related field and complete six or more degree-appropriate semester units with a grade “C” or better earned during the 2018-19 school year. The application must include an official sealed transcript(s) documenting completed units.
Professional Development Track: 
ECE professionals will complete 21 unduplicated professional growth hours during the 2018-19 school year. Applicants must include copies of Professional Growth Certificates that include: participant name, the title of workshop/training, number of professional growth hours earned, date of workshop, and signature of trainer/facilitator. Please note that all trainings must be EESD approved.


For more information about the YCOE AB212 program and an application, please contact Gail Nadal, Director of Early Childhood Education at or (530) 668-3773.