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CDD Quality Improvement Professional Development Projects. California Department of Education Child Development Division July 2009. NCCIC. Core Knowledge: Preschool Learning Foundations. Volume 1 : (January 2008) Social-Emotional Development Language and Literacy

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CDD Quality Improvement Professional Development Projects

California Department of Education

Child Development Division

July 2009



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Core Knowledge: Preschool Learning Foundations

Volume 1: (January 2008)

  • Social-Emotional Development

  • Language and Literacy

  • English-Language Development

  • Mathematics

    Volume 2: (at CDE Press)

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Physical Development

  • Health

    Volume 3: (in development)

  • History-Social Science

  • Science


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Core Knowledge: Preschool Curriculum Framework

  • Information about how to support the high-quality early learning and development described in the Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF)

  • An overall approach for teachers to support children’s learning through environments, relationships, and experiences that are:

    • Developmentally appropriate

    • Reflective of thoughtful observation and intentional planning

    • Individually and culturally meaningful

    • Inclusive of children with disabilities and other special needs


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Released Feb. 2009

Are aligned with the preschool foundations

Support an understanding of the developmental continuum for learning for children from birth through preschool

Core Knowledge: Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations


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Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations

Include four domains:

Social-emotional,

Language development,

Cognitive, and

Perceptual and motor development

Provide descriptions of competencies for children at around 8, 18, and 36 months

Each age level enriched with examples of typical behaviors leading up to the foundation


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Core Knowledge: Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework

Development completed

Release expectedearly 2010


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Early Childhood Educator Competencies

  • Partners: CDE and First 5 California

  • Describe core knowledge, skills and dispositions of early childhood educators working with children birth to five

  • Will be aligned with the Infant/Toddler and Preschool Learning Foundations

  • Will become the cornerstone of ECE professional development in California

  • Will be used to update the Permit Matrix

  • Expected to be completed by June 2010


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Proposed Early Childhood Educator Competency Areas

  • Child Growth & Development

  • Observation & Assessment

  • Positive Interactions & Guidance

  • Learning Environments & Curriculum

  • Family & Community

  • Dual- and Multi-Language Learners

  • Culture, Diversity & Equity

  • Special Needs & Inclusion

  • Health, Safety & Nutrition

  • Administration & Supervision


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Program Guidelines and Resources

  • Prekindergarten Learning & Development Guidelines (2000): Updated after PLF, Vol. 3

  • The Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines:released in 2006

  • Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning (PEL Guide) (in Spanish and English)

  • A World Full of Language, Supporting Preschool English learners (DVD) (in Spanish and English)

  • Coming: DVDs on Infant/Toddler & Preschool Learning Foundations



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Professional Development

  • Health & safety training – baseline

  • Community-based training:

    • Exempt Provider Training

    • Child Care Initiative Project

    • Public Broadcasting Preschool Education Project

    • Family Child Care at It’s Best

    • Program for Infant/Toddler Care

    • CA Preschool Instructional Network

  • Support for training through CA’s higher education system:

    • AB 212 (CARES)

    • CalWORKs Recipients to CD teachers

    • CA Early Childhood Mentor Program

    • Child Development Training Consortium

    • Faculty Initiative Project


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Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Health & Safety Training

Through local Resource & Referral agencies

Available to both licensed family child care home (FCCH), center staff and license-exempt providers

Community-based Training


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C-B Training for License-Exempt Providers Training

CA Exempt Care Project

Basic skills

Child Care Initiative Project

Provides training & support for becoming a licensed FCCH provider

Public Broadcasting Preschool Education Project

Focus on preschool-aged children


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C-B Training for FCCH Providers Training

Child Care Initiative Project

Provides retention support

Public Broadcasting Preschool Education Project

Focus on preschool-aged children

Family Child Care at Its Best

In-depth FCCH training

Program for Infant/Toddler Care

Focus on quality care on young children in home settings


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C-B for Child Care Center Staff Training

Program for Infant/Toddler Care

Trainer of Trainers Institutes

Regional Partners for Quality

CA Preschool Instructional Network

ECE, English Learner, & Special Education Regional Leads

Network meetings with ECE professionals

Training local staff on preschool foundations content


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Supports for Training through Higher Education Training

AB 212 (CARES)

Training of CalWORKs Recipients as Child Development Teachers

CA Early Childhood Mentor Program

CD Teacher/Supervisor Grants

Child Development Training Consortium

Faculty Initiative Project


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CDE/CDD Professional Development Objective Training

Create a cohesive professional development system that supports individuals, as diverse as the children we serve, in their pursuit of knowledge and skills to improve their ability to provide high quality early care and education


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CA Community Colleges (CC) ECE Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP)

Initiated in 2005 with Packard funding; need 2 years of CDE funding to complete

Designed a set of 8 lower-division courses

Facilitating movement between CCs without loss of credits

Crafting transfer agreements with universities


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Baccalaureate Pathways in Early Care and Education (CAP)

Initiated to support CSU preparation of ECE professionals for bachelors’ degrees

Child/Human/Child & Adolescent Development

Education/Teacher Preparation

Working with CCs to create a seamless educational pathway

Working to define core competencies for upper-division coursework across programs that build on students’ earlier coursework and experiences


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Preschool Bridging Model (CAP) Sacramento County Office of Education

Four components

Site Development using ECERS & FCCERS

Instructional Support using TA & coaching

Workforce & Professional Development using CPIN, CARES/AB212

Transition/School Readiness using child screenings and community resources

Funded by First 5 Sacramento

http://www.scoe.net/services/multimedia/preschool_bridging_model.pdf


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