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
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.