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Publications and other educational resources from CDE Press, the Department's publications office.


As of March 18, 2020, the CDE Press Sales Office is temporarily closed until further notice. CDE Press sales staff are working remotely to continue to provide customer service Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. You may still place your order on the CDE Press Educational Resources Online Ordering website and orders will continue to ship from our warehouse. If you are ordering for a school site or business and are unable to receive your order due to closures, make sure to use a shipping address where deliveries can be accepted or hold off on placing your order. You may sign up to receive updates via email from CDE Press by sending a "blank" email to If you have any questions or concerns regarding an order, please leave a voicemail at 1-800-995-4099 or send an email to and a staff member will contact you within one business day.

CDE Press has launched a new, easy-to-use online ordering system. Visit CDE Press Educational Resources Online Ordering External link opens in new window or tab. to view our catalog or place an order.

The previous CDE Press web pages have been deleted. Thank you for your patience during our transition.

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About Us

CDE Press provides a full range of creative multimedia services, producing and publishing the California Department of Education’s world-class resources for educators, parents, and educational entities. Having served as the Department’s publishing arm for over 50 years, CDE Press extends its reach to every state in the nation and to more than 40 other countries. CDE Press publishes and distributes more educational resources—resources essential to the educational needs of children—than any other state department in the nation.

CDE Press staff members provide services such as writing and editing, layout and design, and sales and distribution. CDE Press, which has received numerous state and national awards for excellence in publishing, also provides services to other state agencies.


CDE Press sells instructional materials such as California content standards, curriculum frameworks, preschool and infant/toddler learning materials, and other educational resources.

Ordering is now available online for credit cards and purchase orders. To order, visit CDE Press Educational Resources Online Ordering External link opens in new window or tab.. For step-by-step ordering instructions, we recommend reading our FAQ & How to Order External link opens in new window or tab..

Sales Unit Business Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday
Toll-Free: 1-800-995-4099 | Fax: 916-323-0823 | E-mail:
International Orders: Phone: 00-1-916-445-8350 | Fax: 00-1-916-323-0823

California Department of Education
CDE Press, Sales Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814

CDE Streaming Video Subscription Service

Many of the DVDs we offer are now available to be streamed, with more coming soon. For more information, visit CDE Streaming Video Subscription Service External link opens in new window or tab..


The Copyright Law of the United States, other federal regulations covering copyrights, and the copyright policy of the State Board of Education will be followed in the copyrighting of CDE publications and in the reproduction of copyrighted material. With guidance from CDE’s Legal Division, CDE Press has overall responsibility for copyright matters impacting the Department, including the release of the Department’s copyrighted material and the use of the CDE seal. For more information on how you can obtain the right to use these things, view the Copyright Statement where you can also obtain the Copyright Release Request (DOC; Modified 24-May-2012).

Editing and Graphic Design

The purpose of Section 3800 of the Department of Education Administrative Manual (DEAM) is to ensure that all publications produced by the California Department of Education (CDE) meet the highest standards for writing, editing, and design. As the model for educational excellence, CDE must carefully review all publications and educational materials intended for public consumption to ensure the content is appropriate, timely, well written, and thoroughly edited. CDE Press is the unit charged with overseeing the production and sales of all CDE publications.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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