Preparing Your Child For Preschool

Preparing Your Child For Preschool: Tips to Support the Transition A new school year can be an exciting thing for children and their families, but with it comes a new environment, expectations, experiences, and schedules for all. Big transitions, or changes from one stage to another, can be especially challenging for young children. We’ve compiled …

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Resource and Referral Agencies Help Parents and Providers

What is a resource and referral agency? At their core, resource and referral agencies (R&Rs) are structured to support parents and caretakers looking for child care and for child care providers looking for a variety of supports, from building a business to education. Each county or region has their own specified R&R agency, for San …

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About Reading is Fundamental

What is Reading is Fundamental? Young children go through a methodical journey when learning how to read. First comes the introduction to language through the sounds of parents and caregivers and then eventually children start to speak their first words and later, sentences. This is called emerging literacy and it is the foundation of all …

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Working With Challenging Behaviors- Quality Start

Working With Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Children naturally engage in challenging behaviors in early childhood, it is a part of their proper development. In their early years, toddlers experience a growing desire to separate from parents and caregivers and to initiate new-found independence. They test imposed limits, and yet have limited skills to communicate …

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How To Use Powerful Interactions

Using Powerful Interactions Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework …

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What Are The California ECE Competencies?

What Are The California ECE Competencies? The California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies provide a solid structure to grow the professional development of our state’s early childhood workforce. What is the purpose of the ECE Competencies? The ECE Competencies were established for the following primary purposes: Provide a coherent structure and content to foster the …

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What is EdWeb?

In 2020 and into 2021 we have seen many of life’s activities move to virtual platforms from education to socializing. Thankfully for early educators there are many opportunities to pursue professional development and training opportunities online. The benefit of online learning is that it allows educators to find courses that meet their needs and fit …

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Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Training

About The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third addition (ASQ-3) is a screening tool that has been used by child care providers and parents for over 20 years to determine how children are developing, their strengths, and areas where they may need additional support. The questionnaire looks at specific areas …

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Quality Counts California

What is Quality Counts California? Quality Counts California is a statewide system that works with local leadership to implement defined standards of quality in early care and education environments. Started in 2011 and led by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division and First 5 California, the program engages with local consortia …

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