Alignment Instructions

To begin the process of CAP Alignment, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Statement of Intent: CAP Classic, CAP Expansion, CAP Transitional Kindergarten
  2. Review your current courses and revise or develop courses as needed to align.
  3. Contact the CAP team for support in completing and submitting the alignment documents. Contact information for the CAP Leads can be found under Technical Assistance.
  4. The CAP team reviews the materials you submitted and makes a determination about alignment.
  5. If revisions are needed, you will be contacted by a member of the CAP team with specific information related to the requested revisions.
  6. If no revisions are needed, you will be notified of your successful alignment!
  7. Things to keep in mind when you are submitting for alignment:

  • If you are submitting for CAP Classic alignment, all 8 courses must be submitted at the same time. Information regarding your degree or certificate program must also be included.
  • If you are submitting for CAP Expansion or TK alignment, you may submit any number of courses. No information regarding your degree or certificate is necessary.
  • Either an approved (local/state) Course Outline of Record (COR) or a draft/proposed COR may be submitted for initial alignment.


All CAP projects are funded by: The California Department of Education / Early Education and Support Division / Quality Improvement Office.