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ECE Competencies Videos

ECE Competencies

The California Department of Education/Early Education & Support Division ( CDE / EESD ) has announced that the California Early Childhood Educator ( ECE ) Competencies Video Series is now available on the CDE Web site. This 13-video series begins with an introductory video that gives an overview of the ECE Competencies publication. That publication describes the competencies that allow California’s early childhood professionals to provide high-quality early care and education (children birth to kindergarten entry).

Each of the remaining 12 videos explores a competency area through comments and insights from content experts and examples from practice. A good number of the content experts specialize in the area of infant/toddler development, learning, and care. Several of them are PITC faculty members. The examples from practice provide a nice mix of images from infant/toddler care and preschool settings. The videos can be accessed online through the following link: www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp

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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care, Second Edition. 2013

Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning, Second Edition.

The second edition provides up-to-date information and perspectives on the influence of culture and language on children’s development. It offers practical ideas on how to create collaborative relationships with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and connections between the home and early care setting.
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California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework

California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework

The purpose of the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework is to provide early childhood professionals with a structure they can use to make informed decisions about curriculum practices. The framework is based on current research on how infants and toddlers learn and develop in four domains described in the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations—social-emotional, language, intellectual, and perceptual and motor development. It presents principles, a planning process, and strategies to assist teachers in their efforts to support children’s learning from birth to three years of age. Download this Publication (PDF) or you may order the resource directly from the California Department of Education.

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Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning, Second Edition.

Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning, Second Edition.

Six experts on early development provide guidance on supporting cognitive development and learning in early care and education programs for infants and toddlers. There are practical ideas on how to create relationships with children that encourage exploration and discovery and help them to become confident learners. Chapters on the positive effects of caregiver responsiveness on cognitive development and the formative role of the family’s culture reflect the latest research findings. The guide includes an appendix that presents California’s early learning and development foundations for the domain of cognitive development.


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