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Early Education Grant

Apply for an Early Education Teacher Development Grant.

The Lake County Office of Education has partnered with the Placer County Office of Education for an Early Education Teacher Development Grant. 

The goal of the grant is to increase the number of highly qualified early education individuals to serve in Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and Kindergarten (K) classrooms.

College tuition support is available for:

  • Existing Credentialed Teachers
    • Support in obtaining 24 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units to teach TK
  • Existing non-credentialed early childhood educators
    • Support to earn a Bachelor's degree, Multiple Subject Credential, or P-3 credential (preschool - 3rd grade)
    • Support toward earning additional ECE units for Child Development Permits
  • Others who are interested in a career in Early Childhood Education

Total funding includes:

  • Up to $1,500/participant/ Spring 2024 for tuition toward Bachelor's degree or Teacher Credential.
  • Up to $375/participant/ Spring 2024 for tuition toward Early Childhood Education (ECE) units
  • Local support: books 
  • Candidates are responsible for remaining tuition costs

The amount of funding is annual and follows a fiscal year calendar.

  • July 2022 - June 2023
  • July 2023 - June 2024
  • July 2024 - June 2025

Questions: Carly Swatosh-Sherman cswatosh@lakecoe.org or (707) 262-4163

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply if I am not yet enrolled in college?

Yes, you may apply for this grant while applying to colleges and universities for Summer/Fall 2024.

Can I apply if I have other scholarships or grants?

Yes, you may apply as long as you disclose the other funding you are receiving.  You will be required to provide proof of what financial aid paid for as well as what payment you made for tuition to receive this money.

Can I use this money for books or other school expenses?

No, this money is only available as a reimbursement or direct payment for tuition.  If accepted, we will provide an additional application for book reimbursement.

How does funding work to pay the tuition?

If selected as a recipient of the Early Education Teacher Development (EETD) Grant, there are a couple of options for the funding.  

  1. You may apply this funding to any accredited college or university that you plan to enroll in.  You will pay for units, and upon satisfactory completion and meeting agreed-upon terms, will be reimbursed for the agreed-upon amount.
  2. If you would like to have your program receive your funding directly, below is program information for colleges in contract with our agency.  

Colleges that can receive direct pay from EETD Grant:

Bachelor’s Programs

Multiple Subject Credential Programs

Contact

CARLY SWATOSH-SHERMAN
Learning Support Specialist
(707) 262-4163
cswatosh@lakecoe.org