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The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC):  The CDTC is a statewide program funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division (CDE/CDD) with federal Child Care and Development Quality Improvement Funds.  The CDTC has a tuition reimbursement program available at Moorpark.  The CDTC will also reimburse funds for the Child Development Permit application. For more information please visit their website. www.childdevelopment.org For help with your application, contact full-time faculty member: Cynthia Sheaks-McGowan (805) 378-1400 ext. 1697

 

National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.  www.naeyc.org

 

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC): The purpose of CAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources to adults who work with and for children from birth through age eight.   www.caeyc.org

 

Zero to Three ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.  It is a national, nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization that advances their mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers. www.zerotothree.org

 

California Department of Education Child Development Division: There are many child care and development programs in California. These programs are for children from birth to age twelve. They offer services to babies, toddlers, and children in preschool, kindergarten, and other grades. Some programs assist children with disabilities and children of migrant farm workers. Programs were set up to help parents with child care while they work. Child care and development programs can provide care, education, and food for children. They are often paid for with state and federal tax money. The California Department of Education helps manage several child care programs in California. http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/

 

First 5 VenturaFirst 5 Ventura County envisions a future where all children 0-5 thrive in healthy and supportive communities. They work with communities to fund early learning experiences and health and family services that develop the full potential of children 0-5 and their families. http://www.first5ventura.org/

 

First 5 California: First 5 California represents an important part of our state’s effort to nurture and protect our most precious resource – our children. Research shows that a child's brain develops most dramatically during the early years of life. Our focus at First 5 California is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children’s first years. First 5 California’s services and support are designed to ensure that more children are born healthy and reach their full potential. www.ccfc.ca.gov

 

ASPIRE Stipend Program: ASPIRE is a statewide First 5 CA professional development program for early childhood educators, also known as CARES Plus. Participants will complete a free on-line training regarding the CLASS observation tool, academic and career advisement, and 3-6 semester units of coursework. By doing so, they can earn a stipend of at least $1,000. http://laup.net/aspire-stipend-program.aspx 

 

Division of Early Childhood (Special Needs): The Division for Early Childhood promotes polices and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.  www.dec-sped.org

 

Centers for Disease Control: The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development.  Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/default.htm

 

National Network for Child CareNNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children. www.nncc.org