Whereas, Proposition 82 is on the June ballot, and if it passes, would trigger implementation of AB 2802 (February 24, 2006), a bill that requires the creation of an early learning credential; and
Whereas, The California community colleges have been the primary source of pre-service education for early childhood professionals, and the Early Childhood Education/Child Development faculty have expertise in this area;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the California State Department of Teacher Credentialing to include and primarily rely upon the expertise of the Early Childhood Education/Child Development faculty of the California community colleges in the development of the early learning credential; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly urge the California Department of Education to deploy newly created funds for program development, student support, and institutional support in direct proportion to the number of Early Childhood Education/Child Development students served by each of the CCC, CSU, and UC systems.MSC Disposition: Legislators, Local Senates
The initiative that prompted this resolution did not pass Congress. The Legislative Committee will monitor pertinent legislation and regulations on the issues stated in the resolution.