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.


VCOE Early Childhood Programs - Inclusive Practices

VCOE ECP has a multi-pronged approach to supporting the professional development of educators in our county. Learn more about different initiatives and local inclusion resources.


California Department of Education Video Library

The CDE Streaming Video Subscription Service is now available at no cost! The website is currently being updated to provide free and direct access to all registered users. The latest videos being offered include California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations, California Preschool Learning Foundations; Program Guidelines, and videos available in Spanish.


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.



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.


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.


Desired Results (DR) for Teachers

The Desired Results system has been established by the California Department of Education to improve quality programming across the state. The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) is a formative asssessment tool used to measure children's progress toward the desired results for children.


Early Math Project

The Early Math Project promotes awareness of the importance of math in early education (birth to age eight), provides tools to parents and educators, and collaborates with agencies and organizations working to advance mathematical learning.

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)

Ventura County Chapter of CAAEYC 


NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) 

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


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.

Workforce Registry

The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.