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California Preschool Instructional Network

The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) is brought to you by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division in collaboration with the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). CPIN provides high quality professional development for preschool administrators and teachers highlighting current research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices which are focused on preparing children flourish in early childhood and succeed in elementary school and beyond.

Desired Results for Children and Families DRDP

Beginning in the 2015–16 program year, EESD-funded agencies are required to use the DRDPtech© to obtain psychometrically valid reports. DRDPtech©, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to: (1) EESD-funded programs, (2) California Head Start programs, (3) California School Districts and County Offices of Education, and (4) California Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Child Care.Use of DRDPtech© will also meet the record retention requirement. This means no paper copies of the instrument are required for individual children when assessment data is stored in DRDPtech©.

Healthy and Active Preschoolers

Healthy and Active Preschoolers is a place to learn more about nutrition. Every day preschool directors, teachers, and family day care providers make decisions about what foods to offer young children based upon their knowledge of nutrition. Consequently, child care staff play a significant role in shaping the food habits of young children.