Sets & establishes standards through legislation and Title 5 Maintains standards through regional accreditation processes
We urge California Teacher Credentialing to afford young children the same promise offered to school age children by only allowing courses taking at regionally accredited institutions to count toward a California Child Development Permit.
The quality of education received by California’s youngest residents will be determined by your decision.
Have a complete rigorous program review process Have established Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Have developed Course and Program Outcomes and Assessment Cycles
Curriculum Alignment Project Higher Education Colloquium for Early Care & Education Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in development
ECE programs have worked with CDE on developing the Infant/Toddler and Preschool Foundations The Infant/Toddler and Preschool Frameworks AND Are working to incorporate both into ECE/CD coursework
Developed Early Childhood Educator Competencies that describe core knowledge, skills, and dispositions A proven track record in birth to 5 teacher preparation
Degree programs at accredited college and /or universities are the essential core of effective professional practice Highly qualified ECE professionals are those who hold academic degrees
California Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee’s Final Report states Staff education and training criteria…encompass..the following: ▪ Formal education –credit bearing courses, including degrees and certificates
In a variety of formats On campus Off campus Day time Evening Weekend Accelerated Distance Education
Child Development Permits processed through CCSF Early Childhood Professional Development Program 741 Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) Reimbursements to Students Employed in Licensed Facilities274 ▪ 100 unduplicated centers represented ▪ 47 Family Child Care (FCC) providers/workers ▪ (38 unduplicated FCC)
1298 of the 3020 CDEV students in 2009-10 in credit had Board of Governors Grant (BOG) fee waivers Financial aid only gives this designation to students who are low income
Between 500-600 CCSF students each semester indicate that they are interested in becoming a K-12 teacher
College courses are sustainable and can generate revenue from the CCCCO Students that leave the field with an advanced degree can benefit when seeking a new career Staff can mentor and provide direct support to the parents and children in their programs seeking college navigational assistance In San Francisco, our the CDEV Dept. averages 5- 6 new courses annually, reflecting an ability to meet changing demands and trends. Special needs, dual language acquisition, emotional and social child development, infant-toddler relationship care giving have been the foundation for newly introduced courses in the Department over the last two years in response to external demands.
In our Department, courses are paired with ESL classes and 30 units annually are offered bi- lingually in Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. Verification systems like transcripts and report cards are in place to ensure participation and individual reporting Accommodations for learning differences are mandated. Access throughout California to courses with uniform content standards is possible through credit-bearing coursework delivered in the community colleges
Supports and endorses the Curriculum Alignment Project (F 07 9.03) Has several resolutions that call on the CDE to “rely primarily” on CD/ECE faculty in CCC on matters related to certificates, degrees, and training for the workforce (S 10 9.03)
Advisable to develop, especially with increased Transitional Kindergarten options Strengthens the argument for only allowing WASC accredited college courses to apply to permit Responds to increased student plans to work in K-12
Core courses are foundational to essential skill and knowledge and should be offered as unit-bearing courses at colleges/universities To offer professional growth extensions, agencies must have accreditation and accountability systems behind them related to rigorous teacher preparation
California Educational system has an accepted accreditation process Private colleges could choose to participate in the same accreditation processes as CCC Accreditation is California’s assurance that established educational standards are maintained CCC ECE programs collaborate with 4-year institutions and with CDD
Neuroscience and Cognition studies point to the importance of the first five years in building a foundation for all later learning. Educating children in this period of childhood can either seriously compromise or strengthen whether children will achieve in elementary school. The quality of education received by California’s youngest residents will be determined by your decision.