Early Learning Foundations & ECE Competencies

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies
Developed by the California Department of Education/Child Development Division and First 5 California, this document is one of the resources in the Department of Education’s comprehensive early learning and development system. It describes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that current and pre-service early childhood educators should have, and it presents information about education and professional development for individuals who are interested in early care and education or who already work in the profession.

Preschool Learning Foundations
The purpose of California’s Preschool Learning Foundations is to provide the child development field with research-based competencies—knowledge and skills—that we can expect most children to exhibit in a quality program as they complete their first or second year of preschool.

Preschool Learning Foundations – FAQ’s
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