Rating Matrix Resources

Find all of your California Early Educator and Quality Counts California (QCC) Rating Matrix related resources in the sections below.  

For more resources for Early Educators in English and Español, visit our Resources for Early Educators Page/ Recursos para educadores de la primera infancia.

Quality Counts California Rating Matrix:  QSLA assessments, for California State Preschool Program-funded sites, are conducted by trained observers who use consistent standards.  These standards are based on the seven elements of the Rating Matrix.

 

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.

 

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.

NEW:  Competencias para Educadores de la Infancia Temprana de CaliforniaLas competencias para educadores/as de la infancia temprana de California describen el conocimiento, las habilidades, y las disposiciones que educadores/as de la infancia temprana necesitan para poder dar cuidado y educación de alta calidad a niños/as pequeños/as y sus familias. ¡Además no se le olvide hechar un ojo a la video serie sobre las competencias de ECE!

California Early Childhood Educator CompetenciesThe California Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality care and education to young children and their families. Don’t forget to check out the ECE Competencies video series as well!

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.

California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations are at the center of California’s infant/toddler learning and development system. The foundations describe how children develop and what they learn, and are designed to illuminate the competencies that infants and toddlers need for later success.

Fundamentos del aprendizaje y el desarrollo infantil de California 

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.

Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Preescolar de California-Los Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Preescolar describen las competencias—el
conocimiento y las habilidades—que la mayoría de los niños manifiestan en un
programa de alta calidad al completar su primer o segundo año de educación
preescolar

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

Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Preescolar de California, Volumen 1

Translation of Volume 1 Appendix on social and emotional development in multiple languages

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

Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Preescolar de California, Volumen 2

Translation of Volume 2 Appendix in multiple languages

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.

Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Preescolar de California, Volumen 3

Translation of Volume 3 Appendix in multiple languages

California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework supports early childhood educators working in programs serving children birth to three years of age in implementing high-quality curriculum practices that lead to acquisition of the knowledge and skills described in the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations.

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.

California Preschool Program Guidelines / Guía del Programa Preescolar de California 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.