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Resources developed for the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC).
Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SV) 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 External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

  • California Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (PDF; 7MB)
    California's Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (CCELP), or the "Plan," provides key direction for the State in the development of a high-quality birth-to-age-five system that provides all children with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve long-term success. The Plan is based on extensive research and stakeholder engagement, and it suggests changes that, if implemented, would make California's early learning system more coherent and effective.
    Background Information on the development of the CCELP External link opens in new window or tab.
  • California's Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Papers (PDF; 3MB)
    California’s Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Papers is a series of six research overviews of areas that impact and inform best practices in supporting the development of young dual language learners. The papers include:

    1. Neuroscience Research: How Experience with One or More Languages Affects the Developing Brain
    2. Cognitive Consequences of Dual Language Learning: Cognitive Function, Language and Literacy, Science and Mathematics, and Social-Emotional Development
    3. Program Elements and Teaching Practices to Support Young Dual Language Learners
    4. Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs: Serving Families of Dual Language Learners
    5. Assessment of Young Dual Language Learners in Preschool
    6. Early Intervention and Young Dual Language Learners with Special Needs

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Last Reviewed: Monday, June 21, 2021
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