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All About Young Children

On the All About Young Children website parents can find out about what skills help children learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies.

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Beginning Together

Provides professional development training designed to teach infant/toddler care professionals how to create high quality programs that fully include infants/toddlers with disabilities or other special needs and their families in regular infant/toddler programs.

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California Collaborative on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CA CSEFEL)

CA CSEFEL connects early childhood programs with trainers and coaches who are experts in the CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Framework

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California Early Childhood Educator Competencies Videos

On the CDE website there is a set of 13 videos that cover highlights from each of the competency areas and include commentary from content experts in the field.

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California Early Childhood Mentor Program

Provides resources and support to aspiring and experienced teachers and administrators in programs serving children birth to five and before- and after-school programs. 

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California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

CECO offers free online overview modules covering CDE publications and resources, such as the Foundations, Frameworks, Desired Results, Preschool Program Guidelines, Healthy and Active Preschoolers, CSEFEL, Strengthening Families, and the 3R’s of Early Childhood. 

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California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network

The CIBC Network is designed to respond to requests for technical assistance from administrators and teachers in early care and education programs. A network of consultants provide on-site consultation to build the capacity of programs and providers to respond effectively to children with special needs or challenging behaviors. 

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California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)

CPIN provides professional development, training and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators based on the EESD publications, which include the Foundations, Frameworks, Preschool English Language Learners Guide and Inclusion Works!

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California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) 

CalSAC supports out-of-school programs by connecting professionals, enhancing competency, and building community.

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CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project

The purpose of the CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project is to align and integrate essential content and competencies of key CDE/EESD materials and initiatives with core early childhood education curriculum of the California Community College (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) systems. 

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Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

CCIP is offered through local Child Care Resource and Referral programs to recruit, train and retain licensed family child care providers

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Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC)

CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. The website includes the training portal for professional development that allows users to locate early childhood trainings across the state. Additionally, the website houses information about California’s Professional Growth Matrix and a list of Professional Growth Advisors.

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CompSAT is an online, professional development website filled with interactive and self-reflective activities that give guidance to early childhood professionals. The website includes videos that highlight guidance from the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

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Desired Results for Children and Families

Provides training and technical assistance to early childhood professionals in the implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile Systems

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Family Child Care at Its Best

Provides high-quality child development education for licensed and license-exempt family child care providers. Courses offered in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Farsi.

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Milestone Tracker

Parents & Providers may track their child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with Center for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) App with easy-to-use illustrated checklists; tips from CDC for encouraging a child’s development; & find out what to do if concerned about how their child is developing.

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Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)

PITC is the California Department of Education’s training system for professionals who work with infants/toddlers. 

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Zero to Three

Explore topics on the Zero to Three website that focus on infants & toddlers including Early Development & Well-Being, Early Learning, Parenting, and Policy & Advocacy.

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