Contra Costa County
Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education

2017-2018 Professional Development Program (PDP) Application period has ended!

We are happy to announce that for fiscal year 2017-2018, First 5 Contra Costa, the Contra Costa County Office of Education, and the Local Planning & Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC) are continuing to align efforts and blend funding to consolidate professional development opportunities for all Contra Costa early care and education (ECE) professionals.

Our intent is to simplify and streamline professional development and incentive opportunities for our local workforce and to proactively respond and integrate input received from our local ECE workforce to improve access and participation in the Professional Development Program (PDP) activities.

See the PDP Guide and Application(s) below for program information, resources, and calendar of important dates, and stipend information or contact your PDP Advisor.

Other information: If employed at a licensed state-funded program serving children ages 6-12 years, please contact: COE PDP Advisor Terrissa Hein at 925-942-3397 or