The California Community Colleges Curriculum Alignment Project has engaged faculty from across the state to develop a lower-division program of study supporting early care and education teacher preparation. The Lower Division 8 represents evidence-based courses that are intended to become a foundational core for all early care and education professionals. Offering a consistent educational core throughout California’s Community College EC/CD Programs will better prepare students with the skills and abilities that best support the success of young children. For current information about this project go to: http://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_cap.htm
Things you should know: As of November 2016
- 103 Community Colleges in California have agreed to participate in CAP.
- Welcome to our newest aligned colleges: College of the Sequoias and Pasadena City College.
- Of these colleges, 91 are officially aligned and 2 others are in the revision process to align their course.
The CAP Lower Division 8 courses have been accepted as the required coursework for the newly approved Early Childhood Education Transfer Degree. For information on TMC go to http://www.c-id.net