Resources for Providers

Professional Development Opportunities

QSLA provides opportunities to earn professional development hours throughout the year in various topics related to child development, including working with children with special needs, supporting dual language learners, and topics related to health and safety.

The trainings are facilitated by trained personnel or other key agencies. Staff working in sites that are participating in QSLA benefit from attending trainings free of charge. RSVPs are considered on a first come first serve basis.

To attend QSLA professional development trainings, you must have an email address and register through the Eventbrite link assigned to each training session.

The California Early Care and Education 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.

Workforce Development Stipend Programs:

You may be eligible to earn cash for going to school! If you are interested in applying for a stipend program, please click on the appropriate link below to learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements for each program available for 2017-2018:

Non-State Funded Center or Family Child Care Home

State-Funded Center or Family Child Care Home (I.e. CSPP contract)

CA-QRIS Quality Continuum Framework:

CA Quality Rating Matrix

CA Quality Rating Matrix — Spanish

Continuous Quality Improvement Pathways

CA – QRIS Implementation Guide

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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.

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. 

Family Engagement Resources:

The Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework – online training courses to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings.

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