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

2020-2021 Professional Development Program (PDP) Application period is OPEN!

We are happy to announce that for fiscal year 2020-2021, the Contra Costa County Office of Education, First 5 Contra Costa, and CocoKids are continuing to align efforts and blend funding to consolidate professional development opportunities for all Contra Costa early care and education (ECE) professionals.

New this year is an online application submission. Paper applications are no longer available, however, PDP College Advisors are available to provide support and assistance with the application.

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.

Follow the 5-Step guide linked below to determine eligibility and instructions on how to access the online application.

For questions please contact: Education Liaison Terrissa Hein at 925-942-3397 or