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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:

  • The Prekindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines (2000)
  • The Desired Results System
  • Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning – A Resource Guide (Second Edition, 2009)
  • California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1 (2009)
  • California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1 (2010)
  • California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2 (2010)
  • California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 2 (2011)
  • California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3 (2012)
  • California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3 (2013)
  • California Early Childhood Educator Competencies (2011)
  • California's Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Papers (2013)
  • California Preschool Program Guidelines (2015)
  • Additional documents as they are available and approved by EESD

News

  • 2016 Seminar Registration Now Open

    Image of the 2016 Faculty Initiative Project SeminarRegister Now for the Spring 2016 Faculty Seminars focusing on the upcoming Faculty Initiative Project Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Program Guidelines, Part One and Part Two.

  • Available for Download

    Cover image of the California Preschool Program GuidelinesCalifornia Preschool Program Guidelines (PDF)

    The California Preschool Program Guidelines is now available to view and download.

  • Available for Download

    Cover image of the Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3

    Faculty Initiative Project's Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3 is now available to view and download.

  • 2015 Archived Webinar

    The Friday, April 24, 2015 Webinar is archived and available for viewing. This webinar focused on the Instructional Guide for the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3.

    Click to Access this Archived Webinar