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California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
This website offers information on the steps for earning a teacher credential. If you want to teach elementary school, go to this website to gain information.
The National Association for the
Education of Young Children is the largest organization supporting early childhood professionals. Join this organization to receive national, state, and local information and receive discounts on conferences and resources.
Child Care Exchange
This publication is specifically for early childhood leaders.  You may wish to sign up to “Exchange Everyday” and receive a free daily link not ideas and research of interest.
Research Connections
This website offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, & easy-to-use collection of more than 14,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care & early education.
Title 22 Childcare Regulations for California
Title 22 is the rules and regulations for licensed child development and school age programs.  This site provides a link to every aspect of the document including the qualifications for early childhood professionals. 
Child Development Training Consortium
The Consortium provides direct support through funding and resources to child development programs and students who are training to be early childhood professionals.  The organization also is where the Child Development Permit is accessed. 
The Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers
This is is a great resource for information on working with infant and toddlers.  Click on “library” and you will find some free articles and resources.
Center for the Childcare Workforce
This site has many great articles about working conditions, national standards and advocacy for our field. 
Preschool Learning Foundations
The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. The foundations can provide early childhood educators, parents, and the public with a clear understanding of the wide range of knowledge and skills that preschool children typically attain when given the benefits of a high-quality preschool program.
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