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California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations.
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 (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 External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

The following people contributed to this publication or helped to develop the ideas:

Panel of Experts

  • Marc Bornstein, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Linda Brault, Sonoma State University
  • Deborrah Bremond, Alameda County Children and Families Commission
  • Vera Guttierez-Clellan, San Diego State University
  • Christopher Lonigan, Florida State University
  • Tammy Mann, Zero to Three
  • Lucia Palacios, Los Angeles Universal Preschool
  • Jeree Pawl, Clinical Psychologist
  • Todd Risley, University of Alaska
  • Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis
  • Norman Yee, San Francisco Board of Education and San Francisco Children and Families Commission
  • Marlene Zepeda, California State University, Los Angeles

WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies

Content Development

  • Ron Lally, Program Codirector
  • Peter Mangione, Program Codirector
  • Charlotte Tilson, Senior Program Associate
  • Cathy Tsao, Senior Program Associate
  • Amy Wagner, Senior Program Associate
  • Sara Webb-Schmitz, Program Associate
  • Osnat Zur, Senior Program Associate

Research Assistance

  • Amy Schustz-Alvarez, Program Assistant
  • Katie Monahan, Program Assistant
  • Teresa Ragsdale, Program Assistant

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center

  • Stephen Moore, Center Associate Director
  • Mark Wilson, Center Director; Professor, UC Berkeley

California Department of Education

  • Meredith Cathcart, Consultant, Special Education Division
  • Tom Cole, Consultant, Child Development Division
  • Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, Quality Improvement Office
  • Michael Jett, Former Director, Child Development Division
  • Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division
  • Anthony Monreal, Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Branch
  • Mary Smithberger, Consultant, Child Development Division
  • Gwen Stephens, Former Assistant Director, Child Development Division
  • Maria Trejo, Administrator, Child Development Division

Note: The names and affiliations of individuals were current at the time of the development of this publication.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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