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Resources developed for the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC).
  • Access to Quality: Early Learning for California Preschoolers in Subsidized License-Exempt Settings (PDF; 1MB)
    Summary of findings and policy recommendations on improving access to school readiness experiences for preschoolers in license-exempt care in California. This project examined: 1) the reasons why parents choose license-exempt child care, and their knowledge of the options that may be available to them; 2) the opportunities for and barriers to improving school readiness experiences for at-risk children who attend full-time, license-exempt child care; and 3) how license-exempt providers, and school readiness and preschool programs, might better coordinate and blend their offerings for families.

  • All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children's Early Development External link opens in new window or tab.
    The online publication All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development 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.
  • California Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (PDF; 7MB)
    California's Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (CCELP), or the "Plan," provides key direction for the State in the development of a high-quality birth-to-age-five system that provides all children with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve long-term success. The Plan is based on extensive research and stakeholder engagement, and it suggests changes that, if implemented, would make California's early learning system more coherent and effective.
    Background Information on the development of the CCELP External link opens in new window or tab.
  1. Neuroscience Research: How Experience with One or More Languages Affects the Developing Brain
  2. Cognitive Consequences of Dual Language Learning: Cognitive Function, Language and Literacy, Science and Mathematics, and Social-Emotional Development
  3. Program Elements and Teaching Practices to Support Young Dual Language Learners
  4. Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs: Serving Families of Dual Language Learners
  5. Assessment of Young Dual Language Learners in Preschool
  6. Early Intervention and Young Dual Language Learners with Special Needs

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Recently Posted in Child Development

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    This page contains supplemental materials that were presented at the April 2016 State Advisory Council Meeting.
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    Joint notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Child Care and Development Fund from the California Department of Education and the California Department of Social Services
  • Transcript of Public Hearing January 12, 2016 (added 08-Apr-2016)
    The following is a transcript of the video recording of the live public hearing facilitated by the California Department of Education on January 12, 2016, for the Child Care and Development Fund 2016–18 State Plan.
  • January 12, 2016 Public Hearing Session Webinar (added 08-Apr-2016)
    The following is a video recording of a live public hearing facilitated by the California Department of Education for the Child Care and Development Fund 2016–18 State Plan.

  • Webinar Slides from January 12, 2016 (PDF) (added 08-Apr-2016)
    Webinar Slides from the January 12, 2016 Public Hearing on the 2016-18 Child Care and Development Fund State Plan
  • PSE FY 2015-16 (PDF) (added 01-Apr-2016)
    Instructional presentation on the fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 Program Self-Evaluation (PSE).