Professional Development

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California Early Care & Education Workforce Registry

ECE Workforce Registry The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.



Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

Child Development Permit information Child Development Permits are available at various levels. Each level has one or more ways to qualify. Individuals must meet all of the requirements listed in one of the available options. Individuals should review all available options and complete the one that best reflects their own education and/or experience.

Child development training consortium (cdtc)

ECE & Child Development Student Stipends  Early Childhood Education Student Career & Education Program. Community College students apply here to receive funds to pursue a career in child development at one of 105 participating California Community Colleges

Click on the green banner, then create or update your profile. Contact your local faculty coordinator.

Child Development Permit Stipends The Child Development Permit Funds Project is available to applicants statewide. The CDTC pays the permit application fee (if eligible) and Live Scan fingerprint processing reimbursement (if applicable) for the Child Development Permit levels listed below, including permits with a School-Age Emphasis.


CA Mandated Reporter Online Training   

The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training California website team in association with the California Department of Social Services have developed a new online training for child care providers, working in a licensed child care facility. The new Mandated Reporter Training for Child Care Providers does now satisfy the requirements of AB 1207.

¡Ahora disponible en español! En el registro, simplemente seleccione el curso titulado "Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil".


California Department of Education

Early Learning & Care Division (ELCD) 

Early Learning & Care Division (ELCD) Resources offers professional development trainings, financial support resources, administrative reports, and more. 


California Preschool Learning Foundations

The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. The foundations can provide early childhood educators, parents, and the public with a clear understanding of the wide range of knowledge and skills that preschool children typically attain when given the benefits of a high-quality preschool program.

The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Common Core Standards

This online publication shows the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources: the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, California Content Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. 



Preparing for Your Assessment     Preparando para evaluaciones

Step by step process to get you ready for your ERS and CLASS assessments.

Information Handouts     Folletos En Espanol

Various handouts to help you in preparing for your ERS assessments.

developmental Observations & health screenings

CECO- California Early Childhood Online
To support early childhood teachers, CECO provides hosts online trainings to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood field. Learn more about DRDP, CA Preschool Foundations and Framework, and more.

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This FREE, online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.

All About Young Children

Welcome to the All About Young Children website where you 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.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

Want an inside look at ASQ®? These clear and engaging videos give you a visual introduction to developmental and social-emotional screening with ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2.

The National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning


15 minute Suites

 These short videos are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.

Crosswalk of the 15-Minute In-Service Suites with the CLASS®

The Crosswalk of the 15-Minute In-service Suites with the CLASS® connects teaching practices and learning activities found in these in-service suites with the domains and dimensions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)®. 

Special Quest

Early Childhood Inclusion Materials. The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library was designed to strengthen the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The Library includes four learning modules. Each module contains a presenter’s guide, training scripts, handouts (in English and Spanish), and videos (in English, and with English and Spanish captioning).

Teacher Time Birth to 5 Series

Teacher Time and Coffee Break series includes separate presentations for infant and toddler and preschool teachers and family child care providers. The infant/toddler series focuses on implementing curriculum in a responsive learning environment. The preschool series offers tips for making classrooms more culturally and linguistically responsive by building the curriculum and instructional decision-making around children’s knowledge, skills, and interests.

EARLY Childhood Investigations


Early Childhood Investigations is an ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators. The webinars explore critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals, especially administrators.



This website is a project of the Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) Network. The Network focuses on math learning from birth through age eight years, with an emphasis on the preschool years.


We Are Teachers

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities.

Zero To Three

Developing language and literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions, such as sharing books, telling stories, singing songs and talking to one another. Learn how adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and helping them become self-confident and motivated learners.

Raising Readers

By integrating books and early literacy guidance into the healthcare setting at birth and well-child visits, Raising Readers reinforces the well-documented links between brain development, literacy and overall health while encouraging families to read to children.

Social Emotional



The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. 

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) 

Build an enhanced awareness of, understanding of, and ability to use evidence-based practices to improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities. The conceptual model TACSEI uses to deliver this important information is the widely endorsed Pyramid Model framework for promoting social-emotional competence and addressing challenging behavior.

Center For Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

The Center translates research in healthy mental development into materials tailored to the needs of each of the target audiences, and makes them available on their website. The Center gathers in one place a wide range of materials that address the needs of staff and families for practical guidance on effective ways to promote young children's social and emotional development, and reduce challenging behaviors.

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