Professional Development Training
Resources provided by the Child Development Division to train professionals in the child care field.
Child Development Division Resources
- Beginning Together
Ensures that children with special needs are incorporated, and appropriate inclusive practices are promoted.
- California Collaborative for the Social-Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Creates a cohesive and effective approach to addressing needs of very young children with challenging behaviors and special needs that aligns with California’s social-emotional learning foundations.
- California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Promotes a state-wide effort to improve the quality of child care. It provides training and support for early childhood professionals so that they, in turn, will be able to continue providing high-quality services.
- California Inclusion & Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network
Utilizes a community-based, statewide network of experienced consultants to respond to Early Care and Education provider requests for technical assistance and consultation to promote inclusion of those children with disabilities and other special needs, including challenging behaviors.
- California Making Access Possible (MAP) to Inclusion & Belonging
The MAP Project supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs ages birth to 21 in child care, after school and community settings.
- California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)
Provides, facilitates, and/or coordinates professional development opportunities for early childhood/school readiness staff. The CPIN supports existing regional communication and collaboration among various early childhood/school readiness providers.
- Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) -- Contact your local California Resource and Referral agency.
Offers support to potential and newly licensed family child care providers to help them establish quality family child care homes.
- Desired Results Field Training
Provides training to program staff of agencies that are scheduled for a California Department of Education compliance review the following year.
- Family Child Care at Its Best Project
Provides training and quality improvement services to licensed family child care home providers throughout the state.
- First 5 Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Plus Component-A Training
The Child Development Division offers a wide range of training programs that have been approved for the CARES Plus Component A.
- Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)
Holds institutes that cover the topics of social-emotional development, quality group care, cognitive and language development, and cultural and family issues. The PITC Partners for Quality Program provides subsidized on site training, mentoring and coaching to eligible child care programs in California.
- Training for School-Age Program Professionals
Focuses on school-age program professionals, supports the retention of trainers for the state-funded Kid's Time training of trainer’s institutes, and provides community-based training to staff working in before-and after-school programs.
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