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=> County and Local Resources

Listed below are organizations in Santa Clara County that provide guidance, support, training, membership, and other resources to early childhood educators.

Choices for Children — www.choices4children-santaclara.org/

Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Santa Clara County — www.4c.org/

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County — www.first5kids.org

Inclusion Collaborative — http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/inclusion-collaborative/Pages/default.aspx

Local Early Childhood Planning Council (LPC) — http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/lpc/Pages/default.aspx

Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children — https://plus.google.com/117236469931616204532/about?gl=us&hl=en

The Provider Connection — www.paccc.org/pc/

=> State Resources

The resources and organizations listed here offer guidance, training and mentorship opportunities to the state’s early childhood workforce. Also listed here are organizations that advocate on behalf of California’s young children, and the professionals who work with them.

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) — www.caeyc.org

California Early Childhood Mentor Program — www.ecementor.org

California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) — www.cpin/us

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) — www.childdevelopment.org

Early Edge California — www.earlyedgecalifornia.org

First 5 California — www.first5california.com/

Healthy and Active Preschoolers — www.healthypreschoolers.com/

State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ce/

=> National Resources

Organizations listed below conduct research and policy advocacy at the national level on behalf of young children and early childhood professionals. These organizations also research and highlight best practices in early childhood practice.

Build Initiative — www.buildinitiative.org/Home.aspx

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/

Center of the Developing Child, Harvard University — http://developingchild.harvard.edu/

Child Care Law Center — http://www.childcarelaw.org

Children Now — www.childrennow.org

Educare — www.educareschools.org/home/index.php

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) — www.naeyc.org

National Institute for Early Education Research — http://nieer.org/

North America Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) — http://reggioalliance.org

Pre-K Now — www.preknow.org/

Zero to Three — www.zerotothree.org

=> Preschool Resources

Listed here are statewide resources that offer strategies for early educators that enrich the learning and development of preschool aged children. Also listed here are the Early Childhood Competencies which offer detail the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality care.

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies (July 2011) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp

California Preschool Learning Foundations (Vol 1: 2008) and Curriculum Frameworks (Vol 1: 2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/psframework.asp

Prekindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines (2000) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/prekguide.asp

=> Infant/Toddler Resources

These resources provide research and evidence-based expectations for typical infant and toddler development, and offer structures for early educators to make informed decisions about their curricula and practices in working with infants and toddlers.

Fundamentos del aprendizaje y el desarrollo infantil de California (2010) — http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddpublications.asp (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)

Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework (Anticipated 2011) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itframework.asp

Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations (2009) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itfoundations.asp

Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines (2006) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)

Guias para programas de aprendizaje y desarrollo infantil (2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ (Scroll down to Infant/Toddler Resources)

=> Home-Based Care

Listed here are statewide and national membership organizations for Family Child Care providers, and guidelines for best practices in home based care.

California Association for Family Child Care (CAFCC) — www.cafcc.org

Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings (2010) — www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddpublications.asp

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) — http://nafcc.org

=> California Child Development Permit

These resources offer information about how to obtain, or advance in your Child Development Permit.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) — www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/FAQ/faq-pg-child-dev.html

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) — www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_permit.htm

Guidebook for Professional Growth Planning and Development (Rev 2002) — www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/view/rs/29

=> Reports and Articles

Degrees in Context: Asking the Right Questions about Preparing Skilled and Effective Teachers of Young Children (2011)— www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DegreesinContext_2011.pdf

Preparing Teachers of Young Children: The Current State of Knowledge, and a Blueprint for the Future (2009) — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/2009/preparing-teachers-of-young-children/

Roots of Decline: How Government Policy Has De-Educated Teachers of Young Children (2006) — www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/roots_decline061.pdf

Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan (2010)— http://www.sccoe.org/depts/students/early-learning-services/Pages/default.aspx

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