Organizations and Resources in Early Childhood Education

For Students

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) -

CDTC is a statewide program that seeks to promote professionalism and high-quality care for students and professionals working with children. It provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources.

California Early Childhood Mentor Program -

The California Early Childhood Mentor Program aims to support the ECE workforce. They provide resources to students and education professionals, such as training and mentoring services that help with professional development.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) -

CTC provides information about teaching credentials for aspiring and current teachers. Students and teachers can refer to CTC for credential information when applying for a new credential or renewing their existing credentials.

Preschool Teacher Salaries -

Indeed provides estimated salary information on preschool teachers. The data is collected from preschool teacher employees in Santa Clara, CA.

College Affordability Guide - 

This resource was developed to help early childhood education students get the most out of their education and get started in the field. The mission of this organization is to help students save money by identifying the most affordable schools with early childhood education programs and positive student outcomes, and by educating students on the little-known ways of saving money on their education and related expenses.

California Department of Education Early Childhood Online Overview Modules 

These modules are intended to enable early childhood professionals to increase their content knowledge and ability in order to better ensure developmentally appropriate experiences for children in their care. Individuals can register for free and receive a certificate with successful completion of each module. 


For Caregivers and ECE professionals

California Early Start Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources - 

This online and easy-to-access resource aims to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families by providing information on early intervention services and resources, the Early Start system, and other service systems and support information. 

Zero to Three -

Zero to Three aims to ensure that babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. They provide support, resources, and information to parents and ECE professionals. They are dedicated to helping educational leaders and policymakers create policies that support families and infant/toddler professionals.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) -

NAEYC is a membership organization that promotes high-quality learning for children from birth to age 8 by connecting practice, policy, and research in early education. Early childhood educators can refer to NAEYC for publications and events about young children’s learning and development.

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)

CAEYC is an organization that aims to strengthen the early care and education workforce. It provides information about upcoming ECE events in California for professionals who wish to extend their knowledge and skills on early education.

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) -

The PITC aims to ensure that infants are provided a healthy secure and rich start in life through quality of care. The PITC provides information, training, and webinars for teachers and home visitors on infant/toddler care.

California Community College Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE) -

CCCECE is an organization that serves as a voice for California Community College Early Childhood Education. Its goal is to serve as a resource for the child development education departments statewide and as a stakeholder for decisions about ECE workforce development.


For Parents

First 5 Santa Clara County -

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is an organization that seeks to ensure the developmental needs of children from prenatal development through to age 5. They provide resources for parents including workshops as well as lists of family resource centers and professional organizations with training programs.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) -

The PITC aims to ensure that infants are provided a healthy, secure, and rich start in life through access to quality care. The PITC provides information, training, and webinars on infant and toddler care for parents, teachers, and home visitors.

The Early Learning Lab -

The Early Learning Lab aims to create a world where children are prepared and ready to reach their potential in school. They use social innovation which helps disseminate tools and strategies for parents, caregivers, and teachers to help their children learn.

Children Now -

Children Now is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping improve children’s education and health through research and policy development. They cover a range of children’s issues that include education reform, early childhood, and children’s health.