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Quality Start Los Angeles Stipend Program Application 2018-2019

2018-2019 GUIDELINES

Quality Start Los Angeles Stipend Program
2018-2019 GUIDELINES


All personal information is confidential. 
If you have any questions call (213) 416-1943 or email workforcedevelopment@child360.org
 

 
ELIGIBILITY
To apply you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

 

  • Work for pay in a licensed Child Care Facility (Center or Family Child Care Home), or public school-based facility that is in contract with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) and;
  • Work at a site that does not have a California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contract* and;
  • Work at least 15 hours a week directly teaching or caring for children ages birth through five and;
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and;
  • Be planning to complete a minimum of 3 units of coursework towards a Child Development permit or ECE degree or related field (July 1, 2018– June 30, 2019).
*Centers with CSPP or FCCs with at least 51% CDE subsidized children  may be eligible for Los Angeles County Office of Child Care, Investing in Early Educators Stipend Program.  Please call (213) 974-4674 or visit http://ceo.lacounty.gov/ccp/iieesp_prepare.htm for more information.


PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS
To receive a stipend award you must meet ALL of the following requirements between 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019
                                                                      
Employment 
Maintain employment at least 15 hours a week directly teaching or caring for children ages birth through five in a Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) site that does not have a California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contract or CDE EESD contract.

Advisement
Complete at least 2 advisement sessions with the Professional Development Specialist (PDS) assigned to your work site.

Coursework
Complete a minimum of 3 units of eligible coursework with a grade “C” or better from a CCTC approved regionally accredited community college or university. Accepted quarters/semesters: Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019.

Eligible coursework Categories:

 

  • Degree: Child Development, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Human Development, Liberal Studies/Arts, Child & Family Studies, Early Special Education
  • General Education: If required to complete degree requirements (degree in CD/ECE or related field)
  • English as a Second Language or GED (54 hours)
  • Remedial Math or English: If required to complete degree requirements (degree in CD/ECE or related field)


Verification
Submit verification documentation by June 15, 2019. Forms will be emailed directly to you in March 2019.

STIPEND AWARD
$1,000 minimum

BONUS AWARD
Maximum of ONE bonus per eligible participant. Bonus must be achieved between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Amounts to be determined depending upon the availability of funds.

  • BONUS 1: New or Upgraded Child Development Permit
  • BONUS 2: Degree in Child Development/ECE field
  • BONUS 3: Additional Coursework, up to 3 additional units that meet guidelines