Through current funding, training will be offered to Early Education Educators to strengthen their understanding of Early Childhood Education Competencies (ECEC). ECE Competencies provide coherent structure and content for efforts to foster the professional development of California’s early childhood workforce. The competencies provide comprehensive descriptions of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that early childhood educators need to support young children’s learning and development across all program types.
Additionally, eligible staff has an opportunity to earn a MA degree in Special Education from Pacific Oaks College (POC) and a Preliminary Mild-Moderate Credential through a grant funded by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). This state-wide grant opportunity offers teacher residents direct tuition support and professional support. Teacher Residents will experience a diverse and rigorous learning experience, both in the fieldwork/clinical experience and in the college classroom.