DEC’s continuous quality improvement resource library provides current early childhood information to support early care and education professionals in their efforts to create and sustain quality learning environments for children and families.
CLASS Overview Videos
This PowerPoint provides an overview of considerations for the provision of outdoor environments, equipment, and play experiences in the context of the ECERS-R.
Free online training modules providing an introduction to the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS), available in English and Spanish through the “ERSI Environmental Scales Institute” link on California Early Childhood Online (CECO).
Health & Safety Resources
Report detailing recommended solutions and practices for bleach-free disinfectants and sanitizers that comply with licensing regulations.
Professional Development Resources
Online publication based on the CA IT and Pre-K Foundations, with videos, audio files, & downloadable materials, in 8 languages.
Resources; contractor information; laws, regulations, and requirements; professional development guidelines; and more.
Professional Associations & Councils
ECESF works to strengthen the ECE community by creating opportunities for providers to come together, and maintain a close dialogue with families and other ECE allies.
FCCASF ensures that all children in family child care benefit from providers who have access to whatever support they need in their work as caregivers and early educators.
CPAC creates and drives the early care and education agenda to meet the needs of San Francisco’s children and their families and advocates for a broad system of quality, affordable and accessible early care and education for all.
AAECE is a resource to the Family Child Care community and city at large, providing support services and assistance, referrals, and a wealth of knowledge and guidance for best practice insights for all who provide care to African American children in San Francisco.