VENTURA COUNTY LPC GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS
ALL ABOUT CHILDREN
The All About Young Children website is where you can find out about what skills help children learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies.
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
The purpose of CAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources to adults who work with and for children birth through age eight.
CALIFORNIA CHILDCARE HEALTH PROGRAM
The California Child Care Health Program (through UC San Francisco) website provides an introduction to products and services available to create environments for children to learn and grow. These materials are designed to be distributed and used in a variety of settings by both professionals and families.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Core Purpose of the California Department of Education is to lead and support the continuous improvement of student achievement, with a specific focus on closing achievement gaps.
CALIFORNIA EARLY CHILDHOOD ONLINE (CECO)
A new online learning portal from the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division.
CALIFORNIA PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL NETWORK
The purpose of the CPIN is to provide professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school. The Networks are organized into 11 regions of the state that will disseminate information, training and resources to their particular region.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES OF VENTURA COUNTY, INC.
Child Development Resources is a private non-profit corporation which receives State and Federal contracts to administer the Child Care Resource & Referral Program. Services offered include: Child Care Resource and Referral Program, Head Start Program, and Subsidized Child Care Program.
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING
Community care facilities license regulations, including child care centers.
Guides early educators through a process of self-reflection and authentic assessment in the 12 competency areas detailed in the CA ECE Competencies.
DESIRED RESULTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Desired Results for Children and Families will document the progress made by children and families in achieving desired results and will provide information to help practitioners improve their child care and development services.
EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND KNOWLEGE CENTER (ECLKC)
An online resource for early childhood educators and famillies to connect and collaborate with community engagement resources and current issues impacting early childhood.
EARLY EDUCATOR CENTRAL
An online resource for those with key career roles in early learning, including administrators of early childhood programs, trainers and coaches, higher education professionals and coursework developers.
EARLY EDGE CALIFORNIA (formerly PRESCHOOL CALIFORNIA)
Early Edge California works to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.
FIRST 5 VENTURA
First 5 Ventura County works with communities to fund early learning experiences and health and family services that develop the full potential of young children, ages 0-5, and their families.
FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA PARENT PAGE
Parent website with information on Health, Learning, Activities & Services
INTERFACE CHILDREN FAMILY SERVICES
Along with many other services, Interface offers an Information and Referral Line, and Resource Directory.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
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.
CAEYC (Calif. Association for the Education of Young Children)
VCAEYC (Ventura County Association for the Education of Young Children)
NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH & SAFETY IN CHILDCARE & EARLY EDUCATION
THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT POLICY INSTITUTE
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
TRI-COUNTIES REGIONAL CENTER
Tri-Counties Regional Center provides supports and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities living in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
Ventura County Public Health provides public health services for all people in Ventura County, especially those who would otherwise not have access to care and those who live in lower income areas of our communities.