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, AB 1246 (April 7, 2006) is legislation that mandates the Child Development Division of the State Department of Education to develop new preschool learning standards; 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 Education, Child Development Division to include and primarily rely on the Early Childhood Education/Child Development faculty of the California Community Colleges in the development of preschool learning standards.MSC Disposition: Legislators, Local Senates