Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project
Funds for the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) Project have been fully expended, therefore we are no longer accepting applications or reimbursement requests. Below is an overview of the project and some related resources.
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.
The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is the fiscal agent for the Contra Costa Local Planning Council (LPC) and therefore responsible for distributing the reimbursement of stipend funds and the overall administration of the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project.
For more information contact:
email: Marissa Frias
ECE Project Specialist
Table of Contents
- Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently asked questions regarding California state law relating to kindergarten.
- Kindergarten in California: California state law and information regarding admission to kindergarten.
- State Advisory Council (SAC) Resources: Resources developed for the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC).
- Local Planning Council (LPC) Contacts: Contact information for local child care and development planning council (LPC) representatives in each California county.
- Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC): Promotes high quality early education to California’s children and families by providing financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals.
Early Childhood Education and Child Development Resources
Certificate and Degree Programs
For specific information about certificate and degree programs from the educational institutions, see list below and provided resources: