Also see: Early Childhood Education Archive

Statewide ECE Stakeholder Feedback Surveys

As part of the work to update and strengthen preparation for California’s early childhood education workforce, Commission staff developed draft teaching performance expectations (TPEs), administrating performance expectations (APEs), and preparation program guidelines in collaboration with a technical advisory panel of ECE professionals. The Commission is seeking statewide stakeholder feedback on these draft documents in order to further inform its work. Please click the links in the table below to review the draft documents and respond to the surveys by Friday, September 14, 2018.

The following FAQ document was created to respond to the most common questions and concerns related to the draft performance expectations and program guidelines. Reviewing the FAQs prior to reading the drafts below will assist the field in understanding the purpose and application of performance expectations and program guidelines in preparing ECE professionals.

ECE Performance Expectations and Program Guidelines: FAQ


Document Draft Survey Link
ECE Assisting TPEsJoin here. 
ECE Teaching TPEsJoin here. 
ECE Master Teacher/Mentor/Coach TPEsJoin here.  
ECE Administrator APEs Join here.    
ECE Preparation Program Guidelines Join here.   

Child Development Permit Advisory Panel

California currently has a six-tiered licensure ladder for ECE professionals known as the Child Development Permit Matrix. The Permit Matrix focuses on the number of units that are offered by an entity with regional accreditation rather than a defined program.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 858 (Chap. 32, Stats. 2014) the Commission has convened the Child Development Permit Advisory Panel (CDP AP) to review and update, if appropriate, its requirements for issuance and renewal of permits authorizing service in the care, development, instruction, and supervision of children in care and development programs and the programs that serve them. The work of the panel must be completed on or before July 1, 2016.

The work of the panel will be guided by the following three questions:

  1. What is the scope of knowledge and skill needed to work in ECE positions that require a Child Development Permit?
  2. How should the current permit structure be modified to ensure that ECE teachers and administrators are adequately prepared to work in this sector?
  3. How can the State best monitor and ensure quality in preparation of the ECE workforce?

In March 2015 an application process was opened for early childhood education and child development professionals interested in participating on the panel. The Commission received over 100 submissions from interested individuals. Twenty panelists were selected to represent the scope and diversity of early child care and education across the state and across all sectors of the system, from 4-year and community colleges preparing those who serve, to county and district offices of education administering programs and educators working in the classrooms. Click here to view the chart of panelists and state agency liaisons.

All meetings of the CDP AP will be held in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act and, as such, are open to the public; meeting agendas will be posted 10 days prior to each meeting. Please check this webpage for updates on future meetings.

Agenda items framing the work of the panel were presented to the Commission at its August 2014 and June 2015 meetings.


Meetings of the Child Development Permit Advisory Panel
DateAgenda | MinutesAdditional Materials
August 10-11, 2015Agenda | MinutesChild Development Permit (CDP)
Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP)
CAP Powerpoint
October 13-14, 2015Agenda | Minutes
November 9-10, 2015Agenda | MinutesEarly Childhood Credential Types
Child Development Permits Issued from 2010-2014
December 14-15, 2015Agenda | Minutes
May 5-6, 2016Agenda | MinutesDRAFT ECE Competencies based on National Competencies
DRAFT Preparation Standards for the ECE Permit - Teacher Level
DRAFT Performance Expectations for the ECE Permit - Teacher Level
September 23, 2016Agenda | MinutesMatrix Update from June 2016 Commission agenda item 2E
Options for Implementing Potential ECE Program Quality Standards
January 9, 2017Agenda | Minutes (Draft)Survey I: Permit Matrix results
Survey I: Permit Matrix comments analysis

Survey II: Performance Expectations results
Survey II: Performance Expectations comments analysis (individual)
Survey II: Performance Expectations comments analysis (general)

Survey III: Program Standards results
Survey III: Program Standards comments analysis


Updated July 20, 2018