SF SEED Stipends

SF SEED Stipend

SF SEED (San Francisco Supporting Early Educator Degrees) is a fiscal incentive program for early childhood educators as they advance toward a degree. SF SEED stipends are provided to individuals currently in the workforce in a licensed child care center-based or family child care program and are enrolled in unit bearing, degree applicable, courses at a 2-year or 4-year university. These awards support early childhood educators in advancing at all levels of their academic career, from transfer support at the community college level to advancing through a four-year institution and graduating with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development or a related major.

 

SF SEED Stipend Eligibility Requirements
 

To be eligible to receive an incentive from SF SEED you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently engaged in the workforce for 15 or more hours a week in a licensed family child care (FCC) or center based program in San Francisco with children ages 0-5
  • Earn under $60,000 a year (individual income)
  • Currently attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution
    -Enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit-bearing units AND
    -Enrolled in courses that follow an approved Education Plan that is designed for degree attainment AND
    -Pass courses with a ‘C’ or better grade OR a ‘credit’ (only if the course does not offer letter grades)
  • Be majoring in child development, psychology, education, or other early childhood related majors

 

SF SEED Stipend Levels  *PER SEMESTER*

The amount of awarded funding received will be determined by:

  1. The type of institution a participant attends
  2. Participation in the CCSF Free City program
  3. The amount of units COMPLETED with a 'C' or higher at the designated institution by the end of the semester.
  4. Funding availability
     

Community College Coursework

Category
Amount Per Semester
3-5 units Up to $410
6-9 units Up to $720
10-12 units Up to $950

 

4-Year University Coursework

Category
Amount Per Semester
3-12 units Up to $1,200

For details on stipend allocations, please visit our FAQ page. 

Participants that receive the SF SEED Stipend may also be eligible for additional Title 5 BA stipends.
 

SF SEED Stipend Application Dates

 

Fall Semester Cycle

(Fall + Summer Courses Completed)

Spring Semester Cycle

(Spring + Winter Courses Completed)

Opens: September 1st

Opens: February 1st

Closes: November 21st

Closes: April 21st 

Please note, SF SEED stipends are given at the beginning of the NEXT semester after courses proven to be successfully completed

 

How to Apply

Complete the SF SEED Application:
a) Apply to SF SEED online via the Registry: http://caregistry.org
b) Print & fill out the SF SEED Application Supplemental Forms
For detailed step by step instructions on how to apply to SF SEED, please visit SF SEED's "How to Apply" section on our website
 

SF SEED Stipend Disclaimer

SF SEED funding is limited, stipends will be awarded based on priority level and until all funding has been expended. 

 

Definition of a Community College/ 2-Year College Student:

  • Individual must be matriculated at a 2-year, AA/AS degree granting institution AND a majority of the courses taken at a 2-year, AA/AS degree granting institution; OR
  • Individual takes a majority of their courses at a 2-year, AA/AS degree granting institution
  • In the event an even number of units are taken between a 2 year, AA/AS degree granting institution and a 4 year, BA/BS degree granting institution, incentive will be based on student’s matriculation status.

 

Definition of a BA/BS/SFSU/CSU Student:

  • Individual must be matriculated at a 4-year, BA/BS degree granting institution AND a majority of the courses taken at a 4-year, BA/BS degree granting institution; OR
  • Individual takes a majority of their courses at a 4-year, BA/BS degree granting institution
  • In the event an even number of units are taken between a 2 year, AA/AS degree granting institution and a 4 year, BA/BS degree granting institution, incentive will be based on student’s matriculation status.