AB212 Staff Retention Program

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The AB212 Staff Retention Program offers annual stipends based on educational advancement and professional development to early childhood educators working in agencies supported by state-funded child development contracts. The purpose of the AB212 program is to encourage attainment of higher-level college degrees and continued professional growth, both of which ultimately increase the quality of preschool and child care services within San Joaquin County. The AB212 Staff Retention Program is funded by the California Department of Education and works closely with school districts, child development centers, and family child care providers serving infants through school-age children.

In addition to offering stipends, the AB212 program collaborates with the San Joaquin County Council for the Quality Education and Care of Children (CQECC) throughout the year to provide a variety of professional development activities related to improving quality educational programs for young children. For additional information about the AB212 Staff Retention Program contact Olivia Ortiz at oortiz@sjcoe.net.

Additional Resources

Application for Early Education Stipend Program (EESP)
Eligibility Requirements for the Early Education Stipend Program
How to Register for Mandatory Workshops for Early Education Stipend Applicants.