California Early Childhood Mentor Program: The California Early Childhood Mentor Program provides resources and support to aspiring and experienced teachers and administrators in programs serving children birth to five and before- and after-school programs. Through Federal and local funding the Mentor Program provides stipends and professional development support to Mentor Teachers, who guide college students in Early Care & Education, and Director Mentors, who provide resources and expertise to new directors and administrators facing new challenges. Moorpark College is accepting applications for new Mentor Teachers and Director Mentors. If you are interested, please email full-time faculty member: Shannon Coulter at for a list of qualifications and an application.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.