Rating Matrix Resources

Resources Specific to Elements of the Rating Matrix:

CORE I: Child Development and School Readiness

Desired Results Developmental Profile – The DRDP (2015) is a formative assessment instrument developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to be used to inform instruction and program development.

DRDP Online – DRDP Online is free to agencies participating in Quality Start LA.  The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the UC Berkeley BEAR Center and the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies, announces DRDP Online designed to allow teachers, program administrators, and other designated staff to access DRDP instruments and conduct DRDP assessments online via the Internet. DRDP Online stores the data entered by teachers in a secure database and automatically produces a variety of assessment reports, both for individual children and for groups of children.

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised is designed to assess group programs for preschool-kindergarten aged children, from 2 through 5 years of age. Total scale consists of 43 items.

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) tool for screening infants and young children for developmental delays during the crucial first five years of life.

CORE II: Teachers and Teaching

California Preschool Instructional Network, Region 11 CPIN provides professional development for using the California Preschool Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks for continuous program improvement. Register for free regional trainings online:

California Early Childhood Online (CECO) offers online modules to enable teachers to increase content knowledge and provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children in their care. Includes access to comprehensive resources and courses in one centralized location to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood field.

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

Early Childhood Educator Competencies Self-Assessment Toolkit (ECE CompSAT) is a professional development resource for the early childhood education field to use for self-reflection about their knowledge, skills, and dispositions and to assist with the development of professional growth plans by identifying the competencies needed for an effective, high-quality early education practice.

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California Preschool Learning Foundations

The California Preschool Learning Foundations describes competencies—knowledge and skills—that most children can be expected to exhibit in a high-quality program as they complete their first or second year of preschool.

Volume 1 – focuses on social-emotional development, language and literacy, English-language development, and mathematics.

Spanish Translation

Translation of Volume 1 Appendix on social and emotional development in multiple languages
Chinese (simplified) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Chinese (simplified) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Chinese (traditional) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Chinese (traditional) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Hmong – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Hmong – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Korean – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Korean – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Spanish – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Spanish – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)
Vietnamese – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (DOC)
Vietnamese – Preschool Learning Foundations Appendix (PDF)

Volume 2 – covers the skills and knowledge that children attain in the visual and performing arts, physical development, and health.

Translation of Volume 2 Appendix in multiple languages
Chinese (traditional) – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (DOC)
Chinese (traditional) – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (PDF)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (DOC)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (PDF)
Spanish – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (DOC)
Spanish – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (PDF)
Vietnamese – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (DOC)
Vietnamese – Preschool Foundations V2 Appendix on VPA (PDF)

Volume 3 – covers the skills and knowledge that children attain in history–social science and science, including an appendix that provides an alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources.

Translation of Volume 3 Appendix in multiple languages
Chinese (traditional) – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)
Hmong – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)
Korean – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)
Spanish – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)
Vietnamese – Appendix A to Preschool Foundations, Volume 3 (DOC)

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California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks

The California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks present strategies for early childhood educators that enrich learning and development opportunities for all of California’s preschool children.

Volume 1 – focuses on four learning domains: social-emotional development, language and literacy, English-language development, and mathematics. 

Volume 2 – covers the domains of visual and performing arts, physical development, and health, giving guidance to teachers about strategies for arranging the learning environment, selecting materials, and planning adult-led and child-initiated learning experiences that optimize children’s development, learning, and overall well-being.

Volume 3 – covers the domains of history-social science and science and gives guidance to teachers about strategies for arranging the learning environment, selecting materials, and planning adult-led and child-initiated learning experiences that optimize children’s development, learning, and overall well-being specific to these domains.

CORE III: Program and Environment – Administration and Leadership

California Preschool Program Guidelines provide the detailed guidance needed by administrators and teachers to offer high-quality preschool programs that prepare children to arrive in kindergarten with the foundational skills necessary for school success. 

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