Funds Expire March 2019!!!

California Transitional Kindergarten Stipends (CTKS) are available to help Transitional Kindergarten teachers meet new TK Teacher Requirements!


At the time of the application, applicants must work in Nevada County and are either:

  • A credentialed teacher currently under contract with a Nevada County school district or charter school and working with at least one TK student

    • Credentialed lead teachers working in TK/K blended classrooms are also defined as “TK teachers”

  • A California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Teacher working directly with preschool aged CSPP children for at least fifteen (15) hours per week for at least nine (9) of the past twelve (12) months

  • Substitute teachers are not eligible to apply

  • Only individual teachers are eligible for reimbursement for out of pocket expenses; schools, districts, organizations or programs are not eligible for these funds

Expenses Eligible for CTKS Reimbursement

Reimbursements are for educational expenses incurred for completing 24 early childhood education and/or child development coursework, training and costs tied to ECE/CD coursework and applying/upgrading child development permits.  


For ECE/CD College Coursework from an accredited institution

  • Enrollment or registration fee

  • Tuition for ECE/CD units earned with a grade of “C” or better

  • Required textbook(s) for ECE/CD coursework

  • Official transcripts (sealed) from college or university showing earned ECE/CD units


For ECE/CD Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from an accredited institution

  • Registration fee

  • Required textbook(s)

  • Official transcripts (sealed) from college or university showing earned ECE/CD CEUs


Reimbursable costs must be incurred between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019.


Funds cannot be used for prior or future year expenditures.

Travel costs, per diem, etc. do not qualify for reimbursements

New Law Requirements

for TK Teachers

SB 876

Starting July 1st 2015, credentialed teachers hired to teach a Transitional Kindergarten classroom or have one TK student enrolled in their classroom, must have 24 ECE units!

In addition, California law SB 876 EC 48000(f) states: “It is the intent of the Legislature that transitional kindergarten curriculum be aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations developed by the department.” 

Any current credentialed teacher who is or was assigned to teach TK, or a combination class of kindergarten and TK, before July 1, 2015, is “grandfathered in” to teach TK without having to meet additional requirements. 


For more TK credentialing requirements

Top 5 Reasons to take Advantage of the CTKS Program

  1. Meet new TK Teacher credentialing  requirements (SB 876) at no cost to you
  2. Receive stipends and reimbursements for your education and professional growth
  3. Achieve competitive advantage in TK Teacher positions
  4. Teach with increased proficiency in differentiated approaches to instruction specific to the needs of the TK classroom
  5. Gain support and networking opportunities 
Application Process

To qualify for reimbursement, submit the following documents:

  • CTKS Reimbursement Application

  • A copy of your transcripts verifying the accredited college, the course name, number of units and proof of the receipt of a grade of “C” or better. Computer generated transcripts will be accepted if the college/university name, applicant’s name, course name, term and grade are included on the printout.

  • All applicable payment verification (receipts, proof of tuition payment, parking pass, etc.)  

  • W-9

  • CDE Confidential Profile Form

Submit all required documents by March 31, 2019 by email, mail or in person.  


To send by mail or in person, bring all documents to:

Child Care Coordinating Council

Attn: Rossnina Dort
640 East Main Street Suite #3

            Grass Valley, CA 95949


Or email to:


Keep a copy of all documents submitted, for your records. We will not give you copies of your application or any documents once they are submitted to CCCC. You will be notified by email confirming receipt of documents. Reimbursements are processed 2-3 weeks after approval, and as long as funds are available.  

CTKS Program Application and Forms
For more information: 
CTKS Flyer
CTKS Program Guide​ 

Rossnina Dort, LPC Coordinator

Child Care Coordinating Council

(530) 271-0258