Professional Resources

Building Child Care Collaborative
The Building Child Care (BCC) Project provides a centralized clearinghouse of information and services to increase the California child care sector’s understanding of the facilities development process and access to facility development resources.

California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA)
CAPPA is the premiere state association of organizations that provide child care subsidies to CalWORKs and working poor families throughout California.

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
The purpose of the Commission is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California’s public schools. Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Child Development Permits
California offers six levels of Child Development Permits, each with its own set of issuance requirements and each authorizing the holder to perform different levels of service in child development programs.

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
CCSESA provides the organizational mechanism for county superintendents to design and implement statewide programs, carryout and lead significant policy initiatives, legislative mandates, etc. to ensure consistent statewide application and standards.

California Early Childhood Mentor Program
The California Early Childhood Mentor Program provides resources and support to aspiring and experienced teachers and administrators in programs serving children birth to five and before- and after-school programs.

California Head Start Association
The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

California Preschool Instructional Network
The purpose of the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) is to provide professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school.

CARES
The Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Program is First 5 California’s Teacher Signature program. Launched in 2000, CARES Plus serves as a way to increase teacher/child interactions and retain the highest qualified early education teachers, therefore increasing the quality of student education.

Child Development Policy Institute (CDPI)
The Child Development Policy Institute (CDPI) is a non-partisan, independent organization whose mission is to help establish sound public policy that benefits the children of California. CDPI is a leader in the childcare and development field on fiscal and policy matters and the principal advocate for children and families in the California budget process.

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC)
CDTC promotes high quality early education to California’s children and families by providing financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals.

Cuesta College A.A. / ECE Program Course Requirements
Cuesta College Early Childhood Education AA Requirements Effective 2016-17

First 5 Association of California
The FIRST 5 Association of California works to improve the lives of California’s youngest children and their families through an effective, coordinated, and inclusive implementation of the California Children and Families Act at the local and state levels.

Guidelines for Planning Childcare Centers and Introduction to Playground Design
As in any building project, the planning for a childcare center must include considerations for compliance with various governmental requirements. Every community is regulated by a local jurisdiction – either an incorporated city or a county.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 700 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. These agencies help ensure that families in 99 percent of all populated ZIP codes in the United States have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

Plan 4 Preschool ECE Higher Education Database
Searchable database of ECE Higher Education programs throughout the state.

Professional Association for Childhood Education (PACE)
PACE provides resources and services for early care and education professionals to enhance business management practices through education, networking and advocacy.

Resources and Intensive Support Services for Children Ages 0-5
The purpose of this guide is to have all services available in San Luis Obispo County for children ages 0-5
and their families in one, easy-to-access location. This guide is intended to aid both service providers
and community members.

San Luis Obispo County’s Quality Rating and improvement System (QRIS)
Quality Counts is a collective effort to support quality early learning for all children. It is part of a larger State and National movement, called Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), aimed at recognizing the need for and establishing a common definition of quality in the early learning field.
that are important for preparing kids for kindergarten.

West ED Programs and Projects
WestEd’s body of work is organized under 13 programs, each of which serves as an umbrella for a number of specific projects. While WestEd’s programs promote continuous success in an overarching area, our projects complete a specific task or goal within a particular timeline.