Quality Counts Ventura County (QCVC) Teaching Stars supports the professional advancement and retention of early childhood center-based educators, Family Child Care providers, and Family Friend and Neighbor providers by incentivizing activities that promote educator effectiveness, retention, and degree attainment. QCVC Teaching Stars aims to recognize participant commitment to advancing along a degree pathway and, if applicable, obtaining a Family Child Care License through the Department of Social Services.
Educators currently working 15 or more hours per week in Ventura County with children from birth to age 5 in a center or Family Child Care Home that receives any form of early learning state subsidy**, OR Family Friend and Neighbors (FFN) active in the Ventura County Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) and working to obtain a family child care license by June 15, 2022, may be eligible to receive a stipend in the 2021-2022 school year.
**Early learning state subsidies are defined as contracted programs such as California State Preschool Program (CSPP), General Child Care (CCTR), Migrant Child Care (CMIG), or Care for Children with Severe Disabilities (CHAN); through a voucher subsidy (Alternative Payment Program (CAPP), Family Child Care Home Education Networks (CFCC), Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP); and CalWORKs Stages 1, 2, and 3 (C1AP, C2AP, and C3AP)), or a Tribal Child Care program.
If you are you interested in joining Teaching Stars in 2022-2023, please check this website later this summer!