Mary Beth Miller, Co-Faculty Director
(559) 442-4600 x 8334
June Millovich, Co-Faculty Director
CAP is working with the EarlyEdU Alliance (funded by First 5 CA) to develop a crosswalk between the CAP courses and the EarlyEdU module resources. The purpose of the Crosswalk Project is to support California faculty in accessing the resources available through EarlyEdU that can be used to enhance instruction and enrich student experiences and outcomes. A pilot was held in January with 15 community college faculty. The Crosswalks and resources will be posted on the CDTC website once they are finalized in summer 2019.
CAP Classic, CAP Expansion and CAP TK Review and Verification Date is June 27, 2019
Submit your Official Alignment Documents by June 1, 2019, for review on June 27
Next Review & Verification is October 26, 2019
Note: You may submit your CAP Official documents anytime before the next review session deadline.
The CAP courses are the foundation for the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Access this link for a list of CSU's who have a program similar to the ADT in ECE. CSU Student Transfer
Additionally, some CSUs specifically identify how the CAP courses fit into their programs. Contact your nearby CSU for more information.
The California Early Childhood Curriculum Alignment Project supports transfer and curriculum consistency in the foundational preparation of early childhood education students. Regionally accredited community colleges, CSUs, and private universities can participate in the alignment process and be recognized statewide as partners in creating streamlined pathways to degree completion.
The California Community Colleges Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) engaged faculty from across the state to develop a 24 unit lower-division program of study supporting early care and education teacher preparation. Eight courses represent evidence-based courses that are intended to become a foundational core for all early care and education professionals. The eight courses include the following:
Following the development of the CAP Classic courses, additional funding was provided by the Race To The Top/Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT/ELCG) to expand the project to include seven additional courses in the three specialization areas of Infant/Toddler, Administration, and Children with Special Needs. The seven courses include the following:
The Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) was granted a contract by the California Department of Education to develop Transitional Kindergarten (TK) teacher preparation courses that could be adopted by California community colleges. As one option for professional learning, Transitional Kindergarten teachers and administrators in local education agencies (public schools) as well as early childhood education professionals may now enroll in unit-bearing community college courses designed to address the specific developmental needs of children in TK.
24 units of specialized coursework:
Things you should know: As of April 2019
The CAP courses have been accepted as the required core for the Associate in Science for Transfer in Early Childhood Education. For information on the courses and the degree, go to http://www.c-id.net.
All CAP projects are funded by: The California Department of Education / Early Education and Support Division / Quality Improvement Office.