Who is served by this program?
Licensed Early Care and Education (ECE) providers
What kinds of services are provided?
CARES Plus awards stipends of at least $1,000 to ECE providers who:
- Complete three to six units of coursework at an accredited institution
- Participate in an online CLASS assessment training
- Receive professional development advisement sessions
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Who is funded under this program?
First 5 LA contracted with Los Angeles Universal Preschool to implement the program.
How does CARES Plus address First 5 LA's four goal areas?
CARES Plus works to address First 5 LA's goal area that children are ready for kindergarten. By strengthening the early education workforce through higher education, CARES Plus hopes to increase positive educational outcomes for children.