What is the Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC)?
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) was created
in 1983 to address the critical shortage of qualified childcare
workers. The CDTC provides financial support and resources to
California colleges to assist students in meeting the
educational requirements of any of the Child Development
Funding for scholarships
The Child Development Training Consortium is funded by the
California Department of Education, Child Development division.
It is funded with federal Child Care and Development Quality
Improvement funds. It is funded on an annual basis; the program
year is August 1 through July 31.
Rio Hondo College role with the Child Development Training
In partnership with the Child Development Training
Consortium, Rio Hondo College provides eligible students (see
below criteria) with a financial scholarship during the fall and
spring semesters of each academic year. Students must apply each
Particpant Profile can be found on the Child Development home
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to
participate in the Child Development Training Consortium:
>> At the
time of enrollment, students must be employed (full or part time
- not as a substitute or volunteer) by a licensed child
care/development program, including infants, toddlers, young
children, family child care and/or working with kindergarteners
in the classroom or school care program - licensed or exempt.
Students must work directly with children
Students must be currently enrolled in Child Development classes
and/or general education classes at Rio Hondo College.
students meeting the above requirements are eligible - PLEASE
NOTE: Students on financial aid and students whose employer pays
for their educational costs are also eligible.
Scholarships awards are not loans, but money to help students
continue in their education and to support eligible students to
apply for their Child Development Permits.