Child Care and Development Services
Children and Families Commission of Orange County -- Funded by a surtax on tobacco products in California (through Proposition 10), the Commission is committed to providing a community-based system of care and services aimed at supporting and increasing the health and well-being of young children in Orange County and their families.
Orange County Child Care Resource and Referral -- Managed by Children's Home Society of California, call 714-543-2273 for child care provider referrals.
Early Care and Education Career Development
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) -- Provides professional development and technical support to early care and education teachers and administrators to ensure children are ready for school.
Child Development Permit (CDP) -- The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) offers six levels of the Child Development Permit: Assistant, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, Program Director.
Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC) -- Organization for professional in early care and education, OCAEYC is dedicated to supporting professionals in their work with children, birth through eight, to advocate high standards and improved working conditions in programs for young children, and to improve public understanding of issues affecting children and families.
Preschool Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) -- Model of professional development in areas of language acquisition and literacy promoting English language acquisition, academic achievement, and cross-cultural skills.
Quality Start OC (QSOC) -- Community partnership, led by the Orange County Department of Education, focused on raising the quality of early care and education programs across the county.
Orange County community colleges and universities offering coursework in Early Care and Education
Website listing of child care and after school programs that self-identify as welcoming to children with special needs.