Mono County AB212 Program
(Professional Development & Staff Retention Program)
The intent of this program is to assist counties in improving the retention of qualified child care employees who work directly with children who receive state subsidized child care services. The MOno County AB212 Program is administered by the Mono County Child Care Council.
This funding is to supplement, not supplant existing efforts and investments to retain qualified, 5 CCR child care staff at the local level. The contract funds must be allocated to retain qualified, 5 CCR child care employees, who work directly with children who receive subsidized care, in state subsidized, center-based programs and family child care and education home networks.
In Mono County, the AB212 dollars allow employees who work in Title 5, state subsidized, center-based programs to pursue training and professional growth opportunities.
The Mono County Child Care Council will measure success outcomes for AB212 funding by:
Increasing the level of education for early child care employees in Mono County
Increasing the retention rate of qualified child care employees in Mono County
Increasing the number of individuals in Mono County who acquire a Child Development Permit or move up on the Child Development Permit matrix
To learn more about eligibility and stipend criteria, please refer to the AB212 Application and AB212 Eligibility & Stipend document linked below:
Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Program
The 2014-2015 Budget Act allocated $15 million statewide for the purpose of providing educational incentives for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) teachers and teachers in California State Preschool Programs (CSPP).
Funding for the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) project will be available through March 31, 2019 as one-time-only funding or until all available funding has been expended. This one-time funding allocation is administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) and disseminated statewide through Local Planning Councils (LPCs) under contract titled CTKS. These one-time-only funds are to be used to provide educational and professional development reimbursements for TK teachers (Priority 1) and CSPP teachers (Priority 2) for completion of credit-bearing coursework in early childhood education or child development.
To learn more about eligibility and stipend criteria, refer to the Mono County Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Program Participation Guide linked below. Detailed information about eligibility and the stipend payment cycle is included in the guide.