Investing in Our Teachers

In late 2021, California passed a bill to include a cost of living adjustment to early learning reimbursement rates per child, in an effort to address inequities between the standard reimbursement rate and the regional market rate ceiling. This change has allowed PFS to increase compensation in our Early Learning program, raising the PFS minimum wage to $23 for teachers.

Child Development Associate Program
PFS launched its first Early Learning Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program
in early 2022. The first cohort graduated in March, and the second cohort of fifteen students is already underway. The CDA program supports individuals seeking a rewarding career working with children, while also increasing the PFS and community teacher pipeline. CDA graduates are also eligible for an Associate Teacher permit.