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Component B : Mandatory

The Riverside CARES Plus Project is funded by

Component B focuses on higher education and is required for ALL CARES Plus participants who are working toward their associate, bachelor, or higher level degree in ECE or closely related field.

Minimum Requirements:

This Component requires completion of a minimum of 6 units per fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016), up to a maximum of 12 units with a letter grade of C or better.

Lower Division 8 Coursework

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • Practicum

Entry Track

  • Participants must have completed at least 3 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) core coursework prior to application.
  • Participants will complete a minimum of 6 units in ECE core coursework during the program.
  • Maximum of 9 ECE units in ECE core coursework will be accepted in one program year (July 1 - June 30).
  • Stipend Amount - $300 per 3 unit course, up to a maximum stipend amount of $900

Permit Track

  • Participants must have completed at least 9 units in ECE core coursework prior to application.
  • Participants will complete a minimum of 6 units in ECE or General Education during the program year to work toward an Associate Teacher or higher level permit OR pursue an AA/AS degree in ECE. Individuals enrolled in a four-year college, working towards a BA/BS degree in ECE, can qualify for this track during their freshman or sophomore year.
  • Participants will apply for Associate Teacher permit or higher.
  • Stipend Amount - $500 per 3 unit course, up to a maximum stipend amount of $2,000.

Degree Track

  • Must have attained an AA/AS degree (or equivalent) in ECE (or closely related field) and be working toward a BA/BS or higher level degree in ECE (or closely related field), and have attained a junior/senior level status. Must currently be enrolled in a four-year college.
  • Participants must hold, or apply for, a valid Teacher permit or higher.
  • Participants will complete a minimum of 6 units in college coursework to work toward a bachelor's degree or higher in ECE or closely related field.
  • Maximum of 12 units in college coursework will be accepted in one program year (July 1 - June 30).
  • Stipend Amount - $750 per 3 unit course, up to a maximum stipend amount of $3,000.

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