Applications to join the CalSAC Trainer Network are currently closed. For more information on how to apply in the future, please contact Hannah Davidman at or 510-444-4622 ext110.

Through a highly competitive application process, CalSAC will accept 60 new professionals across California to join the Trainer Network for the spring of 2018.  To apply to become a CalSAC Trainer, submit the online application at the bottom of the page by Friday, January 19th, 2018.

To learn more about joining the Trainer Network, attend an upcoming informational webinar.


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CalSAC welcomes applicants from diverse communities including LGBTQ, people of color, emerging leaders, underserved or under-resourced populations, and people with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must currently be working in the out-of-school time field (child care, school-age care, summer or afterschool) with a minimum of 2 years experience. This includes staff at all levels, from direct service to
administrative staff, representing any of the following types of programs:

  • Community based organizations (all sizes) 

  • Licensed family child care centers

  • School-based afterschool and summer or school-age care programs

  • Park and recreation programs

  • Youth development organizations

Highly Desired Qualifications
Applicants with the following experience and interest are highly encouraged to apply:

  • Interest in social-emotional learning and character development

  • Experience training adults in the expanded learning field

  • 2 years experience in a leadership role (site coordinator, program director or equivalent)

Download the application preview for more information about the project, commitment and application instructions.

Application Acceptance

If accepted into the Trainer Network, participants are required to:

  • Attend a 60-minute pre-Training of Trainers (ToT) orientation webinar. If you cannot attend one of the scheduled webinar dates we will schedule a one-on-one orientation call with you.

  • Complete self-reflection prior to the ToT, developed from the trainer competencies.

  • Attend in full the 3-day Training of Trainers Institute (ToT) March 8-10, 2018 in the Bay Area.

  • Submit a one-time fee of $250. This fee covers the full trainer certification process: three days of professional development at the ToT (meals, materials and shared accommodations for two nights), mentorship, observation, and certification support between March 2018 – November 2018. Travel to the ToT and to subsequent trainings is not included. Full and partial scholarships are available and will be assessed upon acceptance. Please complete the scholarship section of the application with as much detail as possible regarding your needs.

Contact Charnelle Ruff at or (510) 444-4622 x105 to schedule an intake call or to request additional information.