By Yasmin Grewal-Kök
Senior Policy Analyst
Early Edge California
At Early Edge California, one of our priorities is to increase support for early childhood educators and providers throughout the state.
Here’s our latest update on the work of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) related to the Child Development Permit.
Draft Performance Expectations
In May of this year, the CTC released draft performance expectations (PEs) for the different levels of the Child Development Permit. The purpose of these PEs is to outline the knowledge and skills that early educators are expected to have in their job roles, from assistant teacher to program administrator. The PEs are also intended to provide early care and education (ECE) preparation programs with a framework to develop their course content and field experiences.
The CTC has circulated surveys seeking feedback from the ECE field on the draft PEs, and has put together a survey FAQ document that summarizes common questions and concerns that have been raised to date.
|Click here to view the survey FAQ document|
Survey Extended Through 9/14/18
The CTC has extended the time to respond to the surveys through September 14, 2018. It is important that the CTC continue to receive a robust response from the field to help ensure that the PEs reflect the competencies necessary for early educators to provide high-quality early learning experiences for children in California.
In line with our mission to build the capacity of early educators to support the learning and development of DLL children, Early Edge has provided the CTC with feedback that focuses on how the PEs can be further strengthened to ensure that California’s early educators are well-prepared to support these children.
We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the CTC as this important work moves forward.