Professional Development Reimbursement

We’re pleased to support your professional development! Get reimbursed for attending a training, course, or conference until June 30. Submit a completed PDR application within 60 business days of completing each training and receive reimbursement—up to $1,500. 

To be eligible for a PDR:

  • Your membership in the Alaska SEED Registry is current/active.
  • You are an early childhood or school-age professional operating or working as a paid employee of a licensed or approved child care facility.
  • You are currently residing in the state of Alaska.

Licensed Definition: Licensed Child Care Provider, who is licensed by the State of Alaska, Child Care Program Office (CCPO) or the Municipality of Anchorage, Child Care Licensing (CCL).

Approved Definition: Approved Provider, who is approved by the State of Alaska, Child Care Program Office (CCPO) Child Care Assistance (CCA) Program as an Approved Relative Provider, or an Approved in-Home Provider.

To confirm a child care facility is licensed by CCPO or CCL, please use the “Find a Child Care Provider” at State of Alaska.

Please note: A $33 stop payment fee will be deducted when a replacement check must be issued for lost or misplaced checks or checks which are undeliverable when an incorrect mailing address is supplied.

Guidelines for Reimbursement

While you choose your professional development path, you must meet the following guidelines and deadlines to receive up to $1,500 in reimbursements. Use a portion — up to $500 — for trainings and conferences, and use the remainder (or the entire $1,500) for higher education.

Guidelines Chart

PDR funds will be reduced by the amount of other scholarships and/or financial aid you have already received.

Apply Now!

Submit your application, receipts, and proof of completion within 60 business days of completing your higher education/training. Upload the required documentation directly within the online application. The recommended web browser is Google Chrome.

PLEASE NOTE: Paper applications will no longer be accepted after 10.01.2023.