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DMH + UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship

2024-2025 Application

We are now accepting applications from professionals working in and outside of LA County!

Start by reviewing the 2024-2025 Application Information Packet and FAQ

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Selection criteria and admission decisions:

  • Current work that impacts young children and/or their families, especially those in under-resourced communities
  • Clearly articulated goals for the applicant’s learning experience
  • Representation of a diversity of organizations, sectors, and disciplines
  • Supervisor’s recommendation of the applicant and organization’s commitment to support the Fellow’s training experience
    • It is highly recommended that all applicants discuss participation in the Fellowship with their supervisor(s) and program managers before completing an application. For LA County DMH employees: Program manager and supervisor approval are required.


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Details & Dates

What to know

  • The Fellowship will take place between September 2024  and June 2025
  • Live Sessions will occur one Friday-Saturday of each month (September will only have a Friday session).
  • All Friday and Saturday Live Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.  Friday and Saturday sessions will typically run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Please note that the end times may vary slightly for some days. Fellows will have advance notice of any modifications to the daily schedule.
  • CEs are available for many of the Fellowship presentations.  Typically, about 30 CEs are available over the course of the Fellowship.
  • Fellows seeking endorsement through the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health may request a certificate (with the breakdown of Fellowship hours by competency domain) to support their application for endorsement.
  • The 2024-2025 Fellowship is now open to professionals working in and outside of LA County. The program fee is reduced for those serving children and families in LA County.

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