Child Development Resources
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Child Development Training Opportunities

Webinar Series on Infant/Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning
This series is conducted by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, in collaboration with the Center for Child and Family Studies, and Schools Moving Up, WestEd. This webinar series is limited to California Educators and requires submission of a participant profile prior to participation.

January Webinar: Terrific Teachable Transitions
This presentation will include powerful tools for successfully guiding children from one part of the day to another. Transform ho-hum time between activities into learning-filled transitions with this collection of creative ideas!

24th Annual RIE Infant/Toddler Conference
The 24th Annual RIE Infant/Toddler Conference for Parents and Professionals will take place April 6, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles with keynote speaker, Deborah J. Leong, PhD. The title of the Conference is Protecting Free Play in the Earliest Years: What We Can Do." In addition to the keynote, there will be two breakout sessions with opportunities for beginning and advanced learners to deepen their understanding of Magda Gerber's Educaring Approach.   For further information about the Conference and to register, go to

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) is currently accepting applications, and has spaces available for the PITC Trainer Institute, and PITC Home Visiting Institute in Summer 2013.

Trainer Institute: Modules III & IV June 23-29, 2013 Berkeley, CA Application Due: March 29, 2013
For additional information and to apply on-line, visit
Home Visiting Institute: July 21-26, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL Application Due: April 19, 2013   For additional information and to apply on-line, visit

Training 1 Dr Perry

  • Wednesday March 6 Dr. Bruce Perry at the Inland Regional Center San Bernardino CA (click on the link provided for details)

Training 2 “Move it Move it” On Monday

  • CPIN Training “Move it Move it” On Monday at UC Riverside Extension Center, Riverside CA (click on the link provided for details)

Child Development Job Postings

With each new year brings a new class of Coordinators to Healthcorps and job opportunities for recent college graduates across the Country. We are thrilled to continue our search for the best and the brightest to join our team and help shape a new generation of healthy young people in high schools across the United States.
In many cases, great new staff come to us through our fantastic community connections and partners and we hope you will help us spread the word about this position.  Attached is the Coordinator job description and below is the link to our webpage where applicants should apply directly.  Final deadline for applications is April 1st.

Please help us spread the word in any way you can. Much gratitude to you all,
-HealthCorps Recruitment Team

We are pleased to announce a job opening for the position of Program Officer, Early Childhood Education Initiative.  The Early Childhood Education Program Officer is responsible for implementing a number of activities to promote the professional development of ECE providers and the quality of ECE programs, including the Preschool Makes a Difference, CARES Plus, and Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge programs. This position will provide support to the Deputy Director and is full-time or limited part-time (32-40 hours per week), with some evening and weekend hours required.   Please find attached is the job description.  Feel free to forward to those who may be interested in the position.    Thank you,   Shawn Garcia, Administrative Manager First 5 Contra Costa 925-771-7310 [direct] 925-771-6083 [fax]


OUSD 0-8 Administrative Assistant Position
We are in search of a highly motivated Birth - Third Administrative Assistant who will be supporting both our internal and external community alignment efforts for Oakland youth, families, and communities. Please forward this link to any and all folks you think may be interested or has a passion for early childhood policy. Although this position is posted as an Administrative Assistant, this job will play a significant and pivotal role in our on-going planning and partnership meetings, and it is preferred that someone with a strong knowledge base in early education, instruction, and/or educational policy apply for this position.

Director of Family Subsidy Services in San Francisco CA Resume due by February 15, 201
Position Summary: The Director of Family Subsidy Services leads the Children’s Council’s largest and most intensive family support program, playing a key role in ensuring that low income families in San Francisco gain and maintain access to affordable care.  The Director establishes a supportive, learning, and accountable team culture that ensures the quality of all services to families and child care providers participating in the Subsidy program. (Click on the link for details)

California Department of Education Seeking Child Development Division Director/CEA
The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently recruiting for the Director of the Child Development Division (CDD). CDE Division Directors are an integral part of the CDE’s leadership team. The Director is responsible for leading the implementation of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s priorities and initiatives to ensure children have access to high quality early learning programs so that they thrive in their early learning settings and succeed in kindergarten and beyond. The CDD provides leadership and support to contractors and the child development community, ensuring high quality early education programs are provided to children ages birth to 13 years. The division develops policies, disseminates policies, and provides program guidance through leadership efforts, administers all programs focused on child development, and establishes accountability efforts to ensure educational goals and program requirements are being met. The director interacts and communicates with a diverse group of stakeholders, including contractors, families, community members, professional organizations, public/non-public agencies, and the State Legislature.

Please review the bulletin that includes the application instructions due by February 28, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Click on the link above for more information.

Community Action Marin Invites Your Application for
Marin Head Start Director,Marin County California
Salary: $65,000-75,000 per annum DOE & Q

Community Action Marin is seeking an experienced, creative individual with a collaborative approach to programming and a strong background in child development and management systems. Community collaboration, partnerships, program integration, quality practices, and measured outcomes are integral goals of the program. Click on the link for more information.
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