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The Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3 is now available for download!


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2015 Webinar will take place on Friday morning, April 24th, 2015. This webinar will focus on the Instructional Guide for the CA Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3. For more details, send your contact information to fip@wested.org

CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE)/Early Childhood Education (ECE) Faculty Initiative Project. Funded by the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD), the CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project is a part of WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS).

The purpose of the CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project is to align and integrate essential content and competencies of key CDE/EESD materials and initiatives with core early childhood education curriculum of the California Community College (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) systems. Faculty will have information and resources to integrate content of the CDE initiatives and publications into unit-bearing coursework required for the attainment of college certificates, permits granted by the Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and campus graduation requirements.

Ensuring a well-prepared early childhood workforce at all levels of entry will lead to higher quality preschool programs and ultimately to improved outcomes for young children. The initiatives and publications to be addressed are: