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UPK Mixed Delivery Workgroup Agenda April 2024

Agenda for the April 22, 2024, meeting of the Universal PreKindergarten Mixed Delivery Quality and Access Workgroup.

Virtual Meeting Information

Date & Time

Monday, April 22, 2024

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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The California Department of Education (CDE) was directed by the Legislature in 2022 to convene the Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Mixed Delivery Quality and Access Workgroup (Workgroup) with the below mentioned statutory charge (California Education Code (EC) 8202.6 External link opens in new window or tab. ) and was given subsequent definitions to create parameters for what would come under the Workgroup’s purview. We understand that the charge of this particular Workgroup is quite nuanced. We encourage you to visit the California Educator's Together (CET) website, where you will find documents such as the UPK Quality and Access Workgroup Context and Charge External link opens in new window or tab. for an in-depth reminder of what the Legislature has mandated of the Workgroup.

Statutory Charge of the Workgroup

Provide recommendations on best practices for increasing access to high-quality universal preschool programs for three- and four-year-old children offered through a mixed-delivery model that provides equitable learning experiences across a variety of settings.

Provide recommendations to update preschool standards pursuant to EC Section 8203 External link opens in new window or tab. to support equitable access to high-quality preschool and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) programs through the mixed-delivery model and across all appropriate settings and funding sources.

Ensure that recommendations are in alignment with the work of the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, without recommending new system changes that create increased state or local costs to offer preschool across the mixed-delivery system.

Information for the UPK Workgroup Celebration Meeting

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Translation to Spanish, Mandarin, and American Sign Language (ASL) will be available. After joining the live broadcast of the pre-recorded webinar, click on the icon shaped like a globe to access language interpretation. If you are using a laptop, this icon is located at the bottom of your screen. Click language interpretation and then select your preferred language. If you are using an iPad, phone, or similar device, you will locate the three-dot menu on the right corner of your screen. You will then click on language interpretation and select your language.

Documents will be shared at the beginning of each Workgroup meeting. In addition, the CDE will post Workgroup meeting documents to the CET website . If you require accessible copies of the materials posted to CET, contact the UPK Workgroup inbox at

Access to CET is open to the public. Additional details are found at on the California Educators Together website External link opens in new window or tab. .


  1. Welcome
    • Welcome and agenda review
    • Welcome and message of appreciation from CDE Leadership
  2. UPK Mixed Delivery Quality and Access Final Report Debut and Overview
    • CDE and State Partner reflections
    • Workgroup Member reflections
  3. Final Reflections and Next Steps

The items indicated in the agenda are subject to change. These meetings will be recorded and posted to CET. If you need an accessible copy, contact and we will accommodate your request in a timely manner.

More information about the workgroup is available on the UPK Mixed Delivery Quality and Access Workgroup page of the California Department of Education website.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 11, 2024
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