Sacramento Consortium for Empowering Early Educators
The Sacramento Consortium for Empowering Early Educators (SacE3) is a local partnership that was formed to increase and support a highly qualified early learning and care workforce. SacE3 is made up of school districts, charter schools, early learning and care providers, institutions of higher education, and community partners. The Early Learning Department at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) was selected to receive a grant from the California Department of Education to create and coordinate the partnership.
SacE3 supports transitional kindergarten (TK) teachers, expanded learning educators, and early learning and care staff. Opportunities include:
- Stipends for college coursework completed at Los Rios Community Colleges to:
- Learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Acquire, upgrade, or maintain your Child Development Permit
- Complete TK requirements
- Earn your associate degree in early childhood
- Tuition support for internship programs to become a transitional kindergarten teacher
- Tuition support to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in child and adolescent development
- Professional Growth Advising to attain or renew Child Development Permits
Due to limited funding, stipends and tuition assistance cannot be guaranteed. Applicants may not participate for college course unit stipends from both the SacE3 program and the Workforce Pathways Grant (WPG) program in the same semester or round.
Professional Growth Advising
The SacE3 Professional Growth Advisor Registry supports the early learning and care workforce in obtaining or renewing Child Development Permits.
- SacE3 Professional Growth Registry—for educators who need advising and advisors who want to join the registry
Los Rios Community College Unit Coursework Stipends
Educators may earn stipends of up to $125 per unit to learn English as a Second Language (ESL); acquire, upgrade, or maintain their Child Development Permit; complete TK requirements; or earn an associate degree in early childhood.
- Summer/Fall 2023 Stipend Online Application Form—Due by September 1, 2023
Fortune School of Education Intern Program
Educators may receive tuition support to earn a multiple-subject credential to be eligible to teach transitional kindergarten.
- Fortune School of Education Intern Program
For questions, please email Jennifer Pierce: email@example.com
SCOE Intern Program
Educators may receive tuition support to earn a P-3 or multiple-subject credential to be eligible to teach transitional kindergarten.
- Sacramento County Office of Education Intern Program
For questions, please email Tierra Crothers: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSUS Child and Adolescent Development Degree
Educators may receive up to $10,000 in tuition support to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) from Sacramento State so they can enter an internship program and teach transitional kindergarten.