The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) is funded by California Department of Education, Child Development Division in collaboration with the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). The purpose of the CPIN is to provide professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school. The Network is organized into 11 regions of the state that will disseminate information, training and resources to their particular region.
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is a project of WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS). It is a training system for early childcare educators, program managers and caregiver trainers.
Learn the Signs Act Early – This page on the California Map to Inclusion and Belonging website has links to the Center for Disease Control’s campaign and brochures for families and care providers on developmental milestones, early identification and screening, referrals and community supports. Materials from the CDC are available in English and Spanish.
What to Expect & When to Seek Help Bright Futures Developmental Tools for Families and Providers. The developmental tools on this site offer guidance for families and providers to support children’s and teen’s healthy social emotional development. The tools provide tips on when, where and how to seek help when concerns arise through local state and national resources.
PD2GO is an innovative online collection of professional development “packs” designed for child care directors to use with their staff. This customizable multimedia resource is part of WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies work implementing the Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4) academy for First 5 California.