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ERIC Number: ED594674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 241
Abstractor: ERIC
Early Childhood Education in California. Technical Report. Getting Down to Facts II
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE
This report reviews and analyzes California policies that are designed to support early learning in children from birth through age five years. The analysis is limited to early childhood (EC) education-related programs and supports that are likely to directly affect children's cognitive and social development. The information in the report comes primarily from state and locally collected data from original sources, extant reports that summarize information related to the topic, and research on effective early childhood practices and policies. Added to this information are findings from interviews with people who have firsthand experience and knowledge of early childhood programs and resources in California. The chapters include objective reviews of the facts and the evidence as well as the experiences, observations, and recommendations of people who live the policies. The goal is to inform, not to persuade. The document should, however, provide guidance for advocates and policymakers endeavoring to increase support and opportunities for young children in the state. The report is divided into the following chapters: (1) The Early Learning Landscape (Deborah Stipek and Peggy Pizzo); (2) Early Learning for Children with Disabilities (Nancy Hunt); (3) Preparation and Training for Professionals in Early Childhood Education (Deborah Stipek); (4) Strengthening California's Early Childhood Education Workforce (Lea J. E. Austin, Marcy Whitebook, and Raúl Chávez); (5) Program Quality Monitoring and Improvement (Deborah Stipek and Sarah Ruskin Bardack); (6) PreK-3 Alignment (Deborah Stipek); and (7) Early Child Care Data Systems (Deborah Stipek and Madhuvanti Anantharajan).
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 520 Galvez Mall, CERAS Room 401, Stanford, CA 94305-3001. Tel: 650-724-2832; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford University, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Identifiers - Location: California