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CDD-Approved CARES Plus Component A Training

Training list and contact information for the First 5 Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Plus program.

The California Department of Education (CDE), Child Development Division (CDD), looks forward to helping Early Childhood Education programs implement the First 5 CARES Plus Program. The CDD offers a wide range of training programs that have been approved for the CARES Plus Component A. The CDD training options listed below are funded or subsidized by CDE, and are available at no cost or at a reduced cost to participants who meet application criteria and until the CDE-funded spaces are filled. The menu below features CARES Plus Component A training provided by CDD-approved professional development providers, with links to web pages for more information about each service as well as contact information. Training updates will be posted to this page as needed.

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

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 modules provided on the CECO Web site External link opens in new window or tab. 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. Please note: training module hours may vary; certificates will indicate amount of credit for training hours earned.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)
Component-A Training Option Hours of Training Contact Information

Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Academies External link opens in new window or tab.

The Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Academies will provide an opportunity to learn about the California Department of Education’s new learning and development system and how these resources can be used to support program quality and optimal child growth and development.

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PITC Partners for Quality Regional Coordinators Contact Information Web site External link opens in new window or tab.

Infant/Toddler Learning & Development System Seminars External link opens in new window or tab.

The Development System seminars, offered in local communities across California, provide an overview of California’s Infant/Toddler Learning and Development System. The seminars will focus on the following major publications by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division: Infant/Toddler Program Guidelines, the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, and the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework.

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PITC Partners for Quality Regional Coordinators Contact Information Web site External link opens in new window or tab.

PITC Institute for Trainers External link opens in new window or tab.

(Modules I & II and Modules III & IV are scheduled in two separate one-week sessions)

120 Alicia Tuesta
Email: atuesta@wested.org
Phone: 415-289-2300

PITC Institute for Teachers External link opens in new window or tab.

(Modules I-IV are scheduled in four separate two-day sessions)

60 Alicia Tuesta
Email: atuesta@wested.org
Phone: 415-289-2300

Beginning Together Institute for Trainers External link opens in new window or tab.

(Module V; Certification in PITC Modules I-IV is a Prerequisite)

60 Karen Charest
Email: kchares@wested.org
Phone: 760-304-5271

Beginning Together Training for Teachers External link opens in new window or tab.

(Module V; Completion of PITC Modules I-IV is a Prerequisite)

26 Karen Charest
Email: kchares@wested.org
Phone: 760-304-5271
PITC Partners for Quality Onsite Training, Mentoring, and Coaching External link opens in new window or tab. 20-115 Arlene Paxton
Email: apaxton@wested.org
Phone: 415-289-2309
Beginning Together Onsite Training, Mentoring, and Coaching for Inclusion External link opens in new window or tab. varies Linda Brault
Email: lbrault@wested.org
Phone: 760-682-0274

PITC Graduate Conference External link opens in new window or tab.

(Certification in PITC Modules I-IV is a Prerequisite)

18 Alicia Tuesta
Email: atuesta@wested.org
Phone: 415-289-2300

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California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)

To register for the following regional trainings, please go to the CPIN Calendar of Events External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

For contact information on your CPIN regional lead, please go to the CPIN Regional Leads External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Overviews of Foundations and Frameworks Hours of Training

Preschool Learning Foundations Vol. 1 Overview

3.5

Preschool Curriculum Framework Vol. 1 Overview

3.5

Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum
Frameworks Vol. 2 Overview

2

Social Emotional Development Domain Hours of Training
Self Regulation 3.5
Social Interaction 3.5

Language and Literacy Development Domain Hours of Training
Language and Literacy Development Overview 4
Phonological Awareness 3.5
Alphabetical Recognition 2
Comprehension 3
Literacy for all 3
Listening and Speaking

4

Dialogical Reading 3
Conversations 4
Writing 3
Early Steps to Reading Success 15
(3 days/5 hours per day)

English Language Development Hours of Training
English Language Development Overview 4
Preschool English Learners (PEL) Resource Guide 6.5
Spanish PEL Guide 6.5
PEL Guide Chapter 7 Extended Module 4
PEL Guide Chapter 8 Extended Module 4

Mathematics Hours of Training
Geometry 4
Number Sense 4
Measurement 4
Algebra and Functions 3
Math Reasoning 3

Physical Development Hours of Training
Physical Development Overview 4
Strand 1 - Fundamental Movement Skills 3.5
Strand 2 - Perceptual Motor Skills and Movement Concepts 3.5
Strand 3 - Active Physical Play 3.5

Other Hours of Training
Visual and Performing Arts Overview and Strands 3.5
Health 3
Parents - Talking with Parents about Concerns 3
Including Children with Special Needs - Inclusion Works! 3

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California Collaborative on the Social and Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL)

To inquire about the following trainings, please contact:
Karen Charest
Email: kchares@wested.org
Phone: 760-304-5271

Component-A Training Option Hours of Training

Training Option A: CSEFEL Overview External link opens in new window or tab.

This training provides an overview for administrators and specialists or for teaching staff of CSEFEL’s Teaching Pyramid Framework.

6-7

Training Option B: Supporting Families in Social-Emotional Development using California CSEFEL Materials External link opens in new window or tab.

This training provides a follow-up to the California CSEFEL Overview (Option A) with a focus on sharing information on social-emotional development and challenging behavior with family members.

6-7

Training Option C: CSEFEL Positive Solutions for Families Training of Facilitators External link opens in new window or tab.

This training, which is offered as evening or Saturday sessions, addresses the needs of the families who will act as facilitators by providing an overview of The Positive Solutions for Families Modules.

12-24

CSEFEL Onsite Training, Mentoring, and Coaching for
Implementation
External link opens in new window or tab.

This technical assistance support, which is offered as an additional benefit for programs trained in the Teaching Pyramid, is aimed at preschool, infant/toddler, and birth through Pre-K to address the implementation of The Teaching Pyramid Framework strategies.

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UC Davis - Family Child Care At Its Best

To register for the following scheduled trainings, please go to the UC Davis - Family Child Care At Its Best External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Component-A Training Option Hours of Training
CSEFEL Module 1: Building Positive Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments 15
CSEFEL Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies 15

Infant-Toddler Series
Learning through Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

10

Infant-Toddler Series
Guiding Young Children

10

Infant Toddler Series
Culture and the Care of Young Children

10

School Readiness Series
Introducing Language Through Play

5

School Readiness Series
Supporting Emergent Readers and Writers

5

School Readiness Series
Child Observation

5
School Readiness Series
Supporting Young Bilinguals
5
School Readiness Series
Setting the Stage for Social Competence
5

School Readiness Series
Scientific Inquiry for Young Children

5

School Readiness Series
Building Numeracy Skills and Beyond

5
School Readiness Series
Social Emotional Development and Classroom Management
5

Special Topics
Serving Children with Special Needs and Their Families

10
Special Topics
Partnering with Parents
10
Special Topics
Loss, Trauma and Young Children
5

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Desired Results Developmental Profile© (DRDP© 2010)

To register for the following scheduled trainings, please contact:
Email: desiredresults@wested.org
Phone: 800-770-6339
Web site: Desired Results Training External link opens in new window or tab.

Component-A Training Option Hours of Training

Teacher Training on the Desired Results Developmental Profile- DRDP 2010

8

Meaningful Observation for the Desired Results Developmental Profile 2010 Training

8

Activity Planning in the Classroom Training

8

Sharpening Your DRDP© Skills

8

DRDP© SR - School Readiness

4-6.5

DRDP© Certified Trainer Institute

This Institute is held once each year to certify individuals to train on the DRDP©. Agencies may also contract to hold a Trainer Institute at their site.

18
(3 days at 6 hours per)

Desired Results Development Profile - Preschool/Infant Toddler Online

The online modules allow teachers to understand the components of the DRDP assessment tool. Teachers are able to complete the five modules at their own pace. Certificates are provided when all modules are completed.

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DRDP© Online Course External link opens in new window or tab.

These eight-week courses offer academic units through California State University, Channel Islands. Continuing education units are also available.
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Healthy & Active Preschoolers

Below are Web-based training modules for the Healthy & Active Preschoolers program. After completing the training modules, you can register to take the final course test and receive a certificate of completion by visiting the Fresno City College's Course Registration Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

If your program is NOT enrolled in the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), please contact the Cal-Pro-NET Center to register for the final course test at:
Email: fcc.calpronet@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559-244-5999 extensions 2376, 2377, 2378, 2379, 2380 or 2381
Fax: 559-489-2286

Component-A Training Option Hours of Training

Nutrition Fundamental course provides basic nutrition information to make healthful food choices to benefit children's health and well-being.

Module 1: Contribution of Nutrition to a Healthy Body External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 2: Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 3: The Nutrients, Their Functions, and Food Sources External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 4: Current Nutrition Guidelines External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 5: Meal Planning Considerations External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 6: Food Labels and Food Claims External link opens in new window or tab.

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The Mealtime Environment course helps create a mealtime environment that is enjoyable, safe, and supportive for both children and adults. 

Module 1: Creating a Pleasant Mealtime Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 2: Creating a Healthy Mealtime Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 3: Creating a Successful Mealtime Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

1.5

The Preschool Nutrition and Active Physical Play course provides helpful nutrition information and information on physical activity, both of which can benefit children’s health and well-being.

Module 1: The Relationship Between Nutrition and Children’s Growth and Development External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 2: Feeding Young Children External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 3: Factors Shaping Food Habits in Young Children External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 4: Active Physical Play External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 5: Nutrition Challenges for Young Children External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 6: Special Issues External link opens in new window or tab.

3

The Food Safety course provides basic food safety principles.

Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 2: Good Personal Hygiene for Food Safety External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 3: Safe Food Handling Procedures External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 4: Good Cleaning and Sanitizing Practices External link opens in new window or tab.

Module 5: Special Considerations External link opens in new window or tab.
2.5
English Learner Guide (PEL)

To register for the following scheduled trainings, please contact:
Email: course.support@wested.org
Phone: 800-770-6339

Component-A Training Option Hours of Training

English Learner Guide - PEL External link opens in new window or tab.

An online course is available at California Preschool Online. Three additional trainings are available through the California Preschool Instructional Network: The Preschool English Learner; Recommended Early Literacy Practices; and English Learners with Disabilities.

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(for online course)

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Questions:   Cecelia Fisher-Dahms | cfisherd@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-9739
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