TRAINING APPROVAL - INTERIM POLICY STATEMENT
First 5 California (F5CA), the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD), and the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry (Registry) are partnering to expand use of the Registry. Since July 1, 2017, all training organizations funded by the CDE, EESD are required to use the Registry to publish/post and confirm training participation. The following interim policy has been developed to add and approve non-CDE-funded training organizations and expand training access, pending development and adoption of a training and trainer approval process.
Organizations offering early childhood education/child development-focused trainings may apply to the Registry Training Module/Calendar. Applications will be accepted from verified organizations providing training with state, county, or local government funds. This includes county offices of education, school districts, and organizations funded through city and/or county funds. Applications will also be accepted from statewide professional associations at this time.
REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
Training organization and trainers agree to assist training participants to create or update their Registry profile.
Training organization and their trainers agree to confirm attendance of trainings in the Registry.
Trainings are conducted in person. Online trainings and conferences are not accepted at this time.
Individual participant data will be kept confidential and may not be used for solicitation.
Applications to the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry Training Module/Calendar will be reviewed monthly by F5CA and CDE representatives and CA ECE Workforce Registry Administrators. Application acceptance is not guaranteed.
Acceptance in the Registry as a training organization does not equate with endorsement of training quality. A formal training/trainer approval process is expected to be available in summer 2018. At that time, all training organizations approved in the CA ECE Workforce Registry will need to submit an application to the Registry based on the new approval process, which includes verifying trainer and training quality. Input for this approval process is being solicited through the Quality Counts California and Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 partners.
There are currently two web-based applications for the Training Module/Calendar; 1) CDE, EESD, and 2) Non-CDE, EESD Funded Training Organizations.
The Child Care Alliance staff will notify the applicant of approved or denied status.
Upon approval, the applicant will receive additional information on next steps to utilization of the CA ECE Workforce Registry - Training Module/Calendar and will schedule training(s) for identified staff. Ongoing support will be available to approved training organizations.