Early Childhood Programs and Teacher Education

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Legislative and Advocacy Committee
Professional Standards
Status Report

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.

Whereas, The California community colleges have been the primary source of pre-service education for early childhood professionals; and

Whereas, The Early Childhood/Child Development faculty at California community colleges have expertise in this area;

Resolved; That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges call upon the California State Department of Education to include and rely primarily upon the expertise and knowledge of the Early Childhood Education/Child Development faculty of the California community colleges in matters pertaining to the development of an early learning credential, preschool learning standards, and education of a workforce for a universal preschool.MSC Disposition: Legislators, Local Senates