Student Benefits

California Child Development Training Consortium

Since 1993, FRC has partnered with the California Child Development Training Consortium to provide a stipend for students taking classes in ECE and/or general education. To be eligible a student must be working directly with children in a licensed center or family child care home and be seeking or maintaining a Child Development Permit. Many students have been hired through the Child Development Center on campus, work-study students are eligible for the stipend program.

As you complete your studies, you will able to apply for different Child Development Permits mentioned below. The CDTC will also pay the processing fees to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the following Child Development Permits:

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Associate Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Master Teacher
  • Site Supervisor
  • Program Director

The CDTC also maintains a list of trained, professional growth advisors for those who are holding a permit.

Contact Merle Rusky, CDTC Campus Coordinator at (530) 283-0202 ext. 311 or for more details.

To speak with someone directly at the Child Development Training Consortium, call (209) 572-6080 or visit their website at www.childdevelopment.

California Mentor Program:

FRC is a member of the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Students who are taking early childhood education classes and have direct contact with children may request to have a mentor in an off-campus or on-campus location. The mentor is recognized for their expertise in the field and provides guidance and support on an individual basis to the student.  Mentors are genuinely there to support your efforts and cheer your success. These relationships often end in strong collegial friendships. You set your own goals and the time and frequency of support meetings.

This program offers students more options in lab placements. Links with professionals in the community are strengthened as theory is integrated with practice in high-quality settings.

For additional information about the Mentor program contact:

Shelley Morrison, Program Coordinator


Merle Rusky, ECE Coordinator/Instructor

Go Teach! - Feather River College Adult Ed Block Grant

Go Teach is a project of the Adult Education Block Grant in Plumas County. The goals of this project are to help people gain entry into the Early Childhood Education workforce, to retain their jobs through the sometimes challenging first year of employment and to work toward higher level jobs with increased wages.

The project helps students, volunteers and current employees build stronger skills in working directly with children and staff. Through individualized coaching and resources, we help students and volunteers in experiential learning build stronger teaching skills to obtain employment in a variety of programs for young children.

Working in programs with young children requires specific skills and often new staff are not prepared for all aspects unique to their new job or position. This project assists new employees and those with recent job upgrades by providing individualized coaching during their first year.  In addition, we may provide financial assistance to overcome barriers to professional growth, working towards increased job responsibilities, higher level positions and increased wages.

Assistance can be provided to students who work in child care and development centers as well as family child care homes.

For additional information or participation contact:

Shelley Miller, Project Coordinator


Merle Rusky, ECE Coordinator/Instructor 
283-0202 x 311

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