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The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is a statewide program funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division (CDE/CDD) with Federal Block Grant Child Care and Development Quality Improvement Funds. The Yosemite Community College District administers the program. The program was created in 1982 to address the critical shortage of qualified childcare workers in the state of California. The demand for qualified workers continues to grow. The program also supports the professional growth and development of those already working in the field.

Scroll down to find out the required process for applying for reimbursement $$$.

Community College Reimbursement / StipendProgram

Eligible Santa Monica College ECE students may apply and reapply  each semester for tuition reimbursement for college fees. 

​***​Students can collect the Stipend, if they are on Financial Aid.***

Who wants free money???

If you can answer YES to the following questions, you may be ​eligible to receive $$ for taking classes here at Santa Monica College. 

  1. I am an Early Childhood Education Major.

  2. I am enrolled in at least 3 units of Early Childhood Education or GE classes

  3. I am presently working (must be in a paid position) in a licensed child care center, an after-school program or a licensed family home childcare with children 5 years or younger.

Programs include

  • Child Care Center, Public or Private

  • Before and After School Program

  • Preschool Center

  • Infant and Toddler Program

  • Head Start

  • Children's Center

  • Family Day Care

  • Elementary T.A. (Kindergarten only)


  • Read the Application Information dcoument  below for details on where and how to apply

  • Complete the Student/CDD Profile online

  • Print out the completed Profile

  • Take to your employer for employment verification

  • Submit completed Signed by employer Profile, along with your transaction receipt(s) by the deadline to Bundy Third Floor ( if you are unable to physically bring the required paperwork you may mail it to:

    Santa Monica College
    1900 Pico Blvd
    Santa Monica, California 90405
    Attn: Laura Manson

  • Reimbursement for units completed with a grade of "C" or better. will be paid by check sent to each student's address as posted in ISIS/ Corsair Connect, approximately 3 weeks after the grades have been posted, at the end of each semester.

Required Process for Reimbursement $$$​

PDF FileApplication Information

Please read the Application Information, it explains what you need to do to submit the paperwork.

Documentation Submission Timeline

Bring your Employer Signed Profile and Transaction Receipt(s)

Summer / Fall Application Due: September 30, 2017 

Winter / Spring,​Due: February 24, 2018 ​

For further information, contact the CDTC Coordinator:

Laura Manson-Weingarten
Bundy 317A
Email: manson_laura@smc.edu