How to Apply

SF SEED: Steps to Apply

  1. Apply online at http://caregistry.org
  2. Print, fill out, & turn in SF SEED Application Supplemental Forms

*Detailed instructions on how to apply listed below*

  (CA Registry's Website Homepage) 

Detailed Steps on How to Apply for an SF SEED Stipend

Online Portion

1. Open an Internet browser and type in http://caregistry.org to enter the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry website. We recommend using Modzilla Firefox as your internet browser. 

     a. If you already have a Registry account - Login to your account using your email address      

     b. If you do NOT have a Registry account - Click on the button ‘Register Now’ and follow all of the steps to create a personal account then sign into your account using your email address    

2. On the left hand column, click on “Stipends & Pathways”

3. Click on 'Step 1. Apply'

4. Click on the link that reads 'SF SEED'

5. Read about the Stipend Program and click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.

6. Check off the boxes that identify which degree you currently have.

7. Check off the boxes that identify what you are planning to pursue.

8. Select the Institution you are currently attending.

9. Type in your Student ID number.

10. Select Stipend Period 

11. Add all courses you took in Winter 2016 and the courses you are taking for the Spring 2016 semester on the same application. 

Example of how to type the courses you are taking onto the Registry application.

12. When finished, click ‘Continue’

13. Read and review your stipend request.

14. Click ‘Complete Application’ at the bottom of the page.

15. Once you have completed the application, go back to the left hand column and click on Step 2. Download Forms

16. Under ‘Participant Forms’, please click on 'SF SEED Payment Form'

17. Once it has been downloaded, please print these forms out to complete (Make sure that you have printed the Spring 2016 Forms; if you have not cleared your browser's history recently, the old forms may appear. We recommend using Modzilla Firefox as your internet browser)

Application Supplemental Paper Forms

18. Read the cover letter and follow the steps for completing the Application Supplemental Forms

19. Page 1: Employment Verification Form – Under ‘Applicant Information’ please fill out all of the fields and sign your name

20. Page 1: Employment Verification Form – Under ‘Site Information’ and ‘Employment Verification’ please have your employer fill out and verify all information is correct by signing the bottom of the page

21. Page 2: SFSU Vendor 204 Form – Please fill out all of the fields next to the red arrows and sign your name at the bottom of the page. This form must be completed by every applicant, even if you do not attend SFSU

22. Page 3: The San Francisco State University Stipend Appointment Form – Please fill out all of the fields next to the red arrows and sign your name. You only need to fill out this form if you are taking any courses at San Francisco State University

23. Page 4: The San Francisco State University NON-SFSU Student Stipend Appointment Form – Please fill out all of the fields next to the red arrows and sign your name. You only need to fill out this form if all of the courses you are taking are NOT at San Francisco State University

24. Page 5: SF SEED Education Plan Information Sheet – Attach a copy of your current ED Plan

*Attaching a copy of your ED Plan is required in order to receive a stipend for the Spring 2017 SF SEED stipend period.*
 

What is an education plan?

An education plan is a document created by you and a higher education professional that is used as a resource to plan out your courses, major, and other academic or career goals. 

·   Be sure to have your education plan signed by your academic counselor or permit advisor (see table below for detailed information about who you should schedule to meet with and what documents are accepted). You are encouraged to set up an appointment with your department or with a transfer counselor at your institution. 

·   Ensure that your education plan lists coursework for at least one semester in advance.
 

Tips:

·   Schedule your education plan appointment early in the semester to avoid last-minute scheduling.

·   During your meeting ask about coursework that counts toward multiple education goals to ensure you’re on the fast track to your academic and professional goals. For example, CDEV 65 at CCSF counts toward a permit upgrade, an AA/AS degree, and transferring.
 

Who to Meet with to Obtain an Education Plan:

Meet with an Academic Counselor if…

Meet with a Permit Advisor if…

□   I do not have a degree and am working toward a California Child Development permit upgrade

□   I am a community college student working toward an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science(AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), or an Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree

□   I am working toward a Bachelor’s degree or higher

□   I have an Associates (AA/AS), Bachelors (BA/BS), Masters (MA/MS), or a degree from another country and am currently working toward a permit upgrade.

What document I can turn in as an ED Plan

What document I can turn in as an ED Plan

□   An education plan from my institution

□   My SF State Department Planning Worksheet

□   Copy of Graduation Application

□   Copy of Child Development Permit Receipt from City College of San Francisco

□   Professional Growth Development Worksheet

Resources for Academic Counselors

Resources for Permit Advisors

CCSF Students- Early Childhood Professional Development Project offices

50 Phelan Ave, MUB 247
San Francisco, CA 94112

(415)452-5605 (translators available)

 

SF State CAD Students-

Child and Adolescent Department:

(415) 405-3564 or cad@sfsu.edu

 

SF State PATH and Foundations students- EDvance SF Advising: (415) 405-0737 or edvising@sfsu.edu

Contact PDP to meet with a permit advisor-

Early Childhood Professional
Development Project offices:

50 Phelan Ave, MUB 247

San Francisco, CA 94112

(415)452-5605 (translators available)

 

 

 If you have any questions about the educational plan requirement or need more support with obtaining an education plan from your institution, contact us at sfseed@sfsu.edu
 

26. After completing the Application Supplemental Forms, return them to the SF SEED office by the stipend period deadline. 

 

 

Example of Forms Completed

Here is an EXAMPLE of the forms completed. Please print your own forms from the Registry and fill them out with your information and turn them in to SF SEED.

Example of SF SEED Application Supplemental Forms Filled Out

 

Page Last Updated April, 2017.