Child Development Training Consortium Application Instructions

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children.

In doing so, they help promote professionalism and high quality early care and education programs that benefit California’s children and families.

Students must be working directly with children in a licensed program, (Center or Family Child Care or After-School Care).

Early Childhood Education Instructional Staff

The  Child Development Training Consortium funds specific educational costs at community colleges throughout California. Access to this program is available to eligible students who are pursuing careers in child care/development/early childhood education.

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the CDTC Education Program:

  1. Student must be seeking a new or maintaining a currently held Child Development Permit.
  2. At the time of enrollment, the student must be employed by a child care/development program, including licensed family childcare and out-of-school care. Center-based programs must be licensed or eligible for an exemption according to Department of Social Services (DSS) regulations. Employment in a kindergarten classroom is also acceptable.
  3. Student employment must directly benefit children and/or families. The employment experience must be acceptable to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for purposes of obtaining a Child Development Permit, even if experience is not required for the permit.
  4. Student must work in the state of California.

(Note: In-home care providers (nannies) are not eligible. Unlicensed, exempt, home-based child care providers (individuals) are not eligible.)

Step 1: Complete the Student Profile Application Online:

The Student Profile Application is located on the Child Development Training Consortium Web Site at

Follow the 4 Steps on the “Student Profiles Workspace” page to either create a new Student Profile Application or edit your existing Student Profile Application:

  1. Update the My Personal Information section by selecting Edit if necessary.
  2. Create a new Student Profile by selecting “Add a Student Profile” link – Complete form and select the “Save” button at the bottom of the form.
  3. To make changes to your existing Student Profile Application, select the “Edit” link. To submit the completed Student Profile Application to your College Coordinator, select the “Submit” link.
  4. Select the “Download” link and print form (for the current semester).  Have your employer complete Section C, (Employer or Self Employment Information) and obtain the required signature. Submit the completed paper form to your coordinator by the specified due date.

Step 2: Submit the Hard Copy Student Profile to Laurie Perry, the CDTC Coordinator at Sacramento City College, by the due date.
After completing your paperwork, place it in an envelope addressed to:

Laurie Perry
c/o Child Development Center Room #111
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

  • You can mail the envelope to Laurie Perry, or
  • Leave the envelope at the reception desk of the:
    • Child Development Center, or
    • Behavioral and Social Science Division, Rodda Hall North, RHN 226.

If you have questions you may contact Laurie Perry by: