County and Local Resources
Listed below are organizations in Santa Clara County that provide guidance, support, training, membership, and other resources to early childhood educators.
Choices for Children — www.choices4children-santaclara.org/
Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Santa Clara County — www.4c.org/
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County — www.first5kids.org
Inclusion Collaborative — http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/inclusion-collaborative/Pages/default.aspx
Local Early Childhood Planning Council (LPC) — http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/lpc/Pages/default.aspx
Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children — https://plus.google.com/117236469931616204532/about?gl=us&hl=en
The Provider Connection — www.paccc.org/pc/
The resources and organizations listed here offer guidance, training and mentorship opportunities to the state’s early childhood workforce. Also listed here are organizations that advocate on behalf of California’s young children, and the professionals who work with them.
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) — www.caeyc.org
California Early Childhood Mentor Program — www.ecementor.org
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) — www.cpin/us
Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) — www.childdevelopment.org
Early Edge California — www.earlyedgecalifornia.org
First 5 California — www.first5california.com/
Healthy and Active Preschoolers — www.healthypreschoolers.com/
State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ce/
Organizations listed below conduct research and policy advocacy at the national level on behalf of young children and early childhood professionals. These organizations also research and highlight best practices in early childhood practice.
Build Initiative — www.buildinitiative.org/Home.aspx
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/
Center of the Developing Child, Harvard University — http://developingchild.harvard.edu/
Child Care Law Center — http://www.childcarelaw.org
Children Now — www.childrennow.org
Educare — www.educareschools.org/home/index.php
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) — www.naeyc.org
National Institute for Early Education Research — http://nieer.org/
North America Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) — http://reggioalliance.org
Pre-K Now — www.preknow.org/
Zero to Three — www.zerotothree.org
Listed here are statewide resources that offer strategies for early educators that enrich the learning and development of preschool aged children. Also listed here are the Early Childhood Competencies which offer detail the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality care.
California Early Childhood Educator Competencies (July 2011) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp
California Preschool Learning Foundations (Vol 1: 2008) and Curriculum Frameworks (Vol 1: 2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/psframework.asp
Prekindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines (2000) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/prekguide.asp
These resources provide research and evidence-based expectations for typical infant and toddler development, and offer structures for early educators to make informed decisions about their curricula and practices in working with infants and toddlers.
Fundamentos del aprendizaje y el desarrollo infantil de California (2010) — http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddpublications.asp (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)
Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework (Anticipated 2011) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itframework.asp
Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations (2009) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itfoundations.asp
Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines (2006) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)
Guias para programas de aprendizaje y desarrollo infantil (2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)
Home-Based Care Resources
Listed here are statewide and national membership organizations for Family Child Care providers, and guidelines for best practices in home based care.
California Association for Family Child Care (CAFCC) — www.cafcc.org
Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings (2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddpublications.asp
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) — http://nafcc.org
California Child Development Permit
These resources offer information about how to obtain, or advance in your Child Development Permit.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) — www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/FAQ/faq-pg-child-dev.html
Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) — www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_permit.htm
Guidebook for Professional Growth Planning and Development (Rev 2002) — www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/view/rs/29
Reports and Articles
Degrees in Context: Asking the Right Questions about Preparing Skilled and Effective Teachers of Young Children (2011) — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DegreesinContext_2011.pdf
Preparing Teachers of Young Children: The Current State of Knowledge, and a Blueprint for the Future (2009) — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/2009/preparing-teachers-of-young-children/
Roots of Decline: How Government Policy Has De-Educated Teachers of Young Children (2006) — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/roots_decline061.pdf
Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan (2010) — http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/early-learning-services/Pages/default.aspx