External Early Education ResourcesThe following links to related Web sites are provided as resources and information for teachers and parents relating to early childhood education.
While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
site provides resources for teachers and parents of young children,
information on policies affecting young children, position papers,
and links to professional organizations. It also has resources available
The California Kindergarten Association (CKA) Web site offers research, support, and guidance for kindergarten and first grade teachers.
The Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) Web site contains research-based materials for educators. It provides a comprehensive listing of links on literacy and education resources available on the Internet.
The High/Scope Foundation Web site provides resources on educational programs, assessment, training, and research studies on the development and learning of children from infancy through adolescence.
The National Head Start Association Web site provides information on legislation, regulations, policies, research, and statistics, and lists Head Start partners, links, and current grantees.
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Web site provides information on legislative activity and links to the National PTA Bulletin Boards, local and state PTAs, and other child advocacy organizations.
The Educational Resources Information Center's (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education Web site provides a collection of resources and publications related to early childhood education and educational resources for parents.
Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE) Web site provides links to Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons that support California's content standards and curriculum frameworks in mathematics, science, history/social science, and language arts.
Getty Education Institute for the Arts Web site provides lesson plans and curriculum ideas, image galleries, and other materials related to arts education.
The National Arts and Education Network Web site provides standards-based curriculum resource materials and professional resources on arts education.