Upcoming Spring 2014 Faculty Initiative Project Seminars
Focus on the Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3
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The Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2 is now available for download!
The Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 2 is now available for download!
CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project
Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE)/Early Childhood Education (ECE) Faculty Initiative Project. Funded by the California Department of Education (CDE), Child Development Division (CDD), the CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project is a part of WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS).
The purpose of the CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project is to align and integrate essential content and competencies of key CDE/CDD materials and initiatives with core early childhood education curriculum of the California Community College (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) systems. Faculty will have information and resources to integrate content of the CDE initiatives and publications into unit-bearing coursework required for the attainment of college certificates, permits granted by the Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and campus graduation requirements.
Ensuring a well-prepared early childhood workforce at all levels of entry will lead to higher quality preschool programs and ultimately to improved outcomes for young children. The initiatives and publications to be addressed are:
- The Desired Results Developmental Profile© (2010)
- The Prekindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines
- Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning – Resource Guide
- California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1
- California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1
- Additional documents as they are available and approved by CDD