Organizations and Resources in Early Childhood Education

For Students

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) - www.childdevelopment.org

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 - www.ecementor.org

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) - www.ctc.ca.gov

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 - https://www.indeed.com/Preschool-Teacher-Salaries

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

 

For Caregivers and ECE professionals

Zero to Three - www.zerotothree.org

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) - www.naeyc.org

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.org

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) - www.pitc.org

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.net

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 - www.first5kids.org

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) - www.pitc.org

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 - earlylearninglab.org

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 - www.childrennow.org

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.