Professional Development Resources

QCC (Quality Counts California) 

Quality Counts California is a statewide quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports local and regional agencies in their support of early learning and care providers. Quality Counts California helps these agencies improve the quality of early learning and care programs and inform parents and families on what different quality levels mean for the child.


CPIN (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 Network is organized into 11 regions of the state that will disseminate information, training and resources to their particular region.


NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) 

The world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

CAAEYC (Calif. Association for the Education of Young Children)

VCAEYC (Ventura County Association for the Education of Young Children) 


PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Care) 

PITC seeks to ensure that America's infants and toddlers get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life. The Program for Infant/Toddler Care's approach equates good care with trained caregivers who are preparing themselves and the environment so that infants can learn. PITC is a collaboration between the California Department of Education and WestEd.


NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) 

Promotes quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.



A competencies-based, self-assessment toolkit, CompSAT is the companion to the CA ECE Competencies. CompSAT guides early educators through a process of self-reflection and authentic assessment in the 12 competency areas detailed in the ECE Competencies.


CECO (California Early Childhood Online)

 A new online learning portal from the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division provides an integrated set of resources based on state- of-the-art information for early learning and development and best practices in early education.