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Resources provided by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) to train professionals in the child care field.

Early Education and Support Division Resources

  • Beginning Together External link opens in new window or tab.
    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) External link opens in new window or tab.
    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 External link opens in new window or tab.
    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 Early Childhood Online (CECO) External link opens in new window or tab.
    To support early childhood teachers, the California Early Learning and Development System provides an integrated set of resources based on state-of-the-art information for early learning and development and best practices in early education. The courses provided on the CECO Web site enable teachers to increase content knowledge and ability to provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children in their care. CECO provides access to comprehensive resources and courses in one centralized location to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood field.
  • California Inclusion & Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network External link opens in new window or tab.
    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 External link opens in new window or tab.
    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) External link opens in new window or tab.
    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) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Offers support to potential and newly licensed family child care providers to help them establish quality family child care homes.
  • Desired Results Field Training External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides training to program staff of agencies that are scheduled for a California Department of Education compliance review the following year.
  • Early Childhood Educator Competencies Self-Assessment Toolkit (ECE CompSAT)
    A professional development resource for the early childhood education field to use for self-reflection about their knowledge, skills, and dispositions and to assist with the development of professional growth plans by identifying the competencies needed for effective, high-quality early education practice.
  • EESD-Approved Training Opportunities
    The EESD offers a wide range of training programs for child care providers.
  • Family Child Care at Its Best Project External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides training and quality improvement services to licensed family child care home providers throughout the state.
  • Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) External link opens in new window or tab.
    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 External link opens in new window or tab.
    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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Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 23, 2016
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