California Department of Education — Early Learning and Care Division (CDE-ELCD)
CDE-ELCD Publications includes downloadable documents such as the infant, toddler and preschool framework, foundations, and guidelines.
This CDE-ELCD web-based tool puts practical self-reflection and assessment and tools into the hands of early educators to help them assess their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the 12 California ECE Competencies.
All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development
This website provides resources for families based on the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations and the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Parents and family members can find out what skills help children from birth to five 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. The name of the Web site is All About Young Children, and includes video clips of children’s activities followed by parents’ discussion, print materials of five domains in five age groups, audio files, and downloadable materials. The resource materials are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Hmong, and Russian.
Early Childhood Educator Competencies Video Series
This series begins with an introductory video giving an overview of the ECE Competencies publication that describes California’s professional standards for people working in the field of early childhood (children birth to kindergarten entry). Each of the remaining 12 videos explains a competency area which includes important comments and insights from content experts highlighting research-based best practices for the early childhood professional.
Desired Results Access Project
This site provides a wealth of essential information and resources regarding implementation of the Desired Results instrument for children age birth through five with an Individualized Family Service Plan (ages birth-3) or an Individual Education Program (ages 3-5).