Now is the time to register for the CAAEYC Annual Conference scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1 in Pasadena.

Early Childhood Teachers and Administrator Participants NEEDED! $25 Gift Card Raffle to Amazon! 
Hello, my name is Nancy Dayne EdD and I am an Associate Professor at California State University Long Beach, and I am conducting a research study. If you are aged 18 or older and an early childhood teacher or an administrator, you are eligible to participate. Your participation is voluntary.
The aim of the study is to better understand the support needed and challenges faced by early childhood professionals, who educate and care for preschool children and the administrators who have struggled to keep centers open and uphold new mandates. If you agree to participate in the study you will be asked to complete an online survey.
The length of time for taking the survey is approximately 10 minutes and consists of 105 questions. You will be asked to complete a section on demographic information, such as your gender, age, major, and some questions where you will indicate your level of agreement to a statement such as “I feel physically safe in the childcare setting” or open ended questions, such as “What are some challenges working in a center during the Covid-19 pandemic? 
Survey respondents who complete the survey and enter their email at the end of the survey, will qualify for a gift card raffle for one of five $25 gift cards to Amazon. 
Risks and Benefits: The risks associated with this study are the loss of confidentiality, the discomfort of answering some questions, and risk of coercion. The investigators will make every attempt to reduce these risks by not collecting your name and storing the survey data on a password protected computer. At any point in completing the survey, you may skip answering questions that make you feel uncomfortable or stop answering questions altogether. Your participation in this research study is completely voluntary. 
If you agree to participate in this study, an informed consent will be provided once you start the survey at the address below in your browser. If you consent to participate by checking the box that you agree, you will be directed to complete the survey.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email at
PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential TPEs Survey

New Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) have been developed as part of the work to establish a new PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential. A public input survey on the draft PK-3 ECE Specialist TPEs will be available starting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and will remain open through Friday, March 11, 2022.
The survey can be accessed at this link: Please note that this link will not be active until Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2022.
ECE practitioners, Multiple Subject teachers, ECE faculty at institutions of higher education, ECE administrators, K-8 school administrators, members of ECE-related organizations, groups, and entities, and all other interested community members are encouraged to respond to the TPEs survey so that this work can benefit from a wide range of public input.

For questions about this survey or the work relating to the PK-3 ECE Specialist credential, email
Focus Group Input Sessions Regarding the PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential Work

A series of four focus group sessions will be held during early March 2022 to gather public input regarding the work to establish the PK-3 ECE Specialist credential. Topics to be covered during the focus group sessions will include the proposed requirements for this credential as well as pathways and options for different types of candidates to earn the PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential.
The table below provides the focus group public input session dates, times, and registration information:

Date: Wednesday, March 2
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Registration Link:

Friday, March 4
12-1 p.m.
Monday, March 7
6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9
5-6 p.m.
 Please contact for any questions regarding the focus group sessions.
Phyllis Jacobson, Ed.D.
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue