PK-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential Focus Groups Spring 2022

May 7, 2022 - May 14, 2022 All day
PK-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential Focus Groups Spring 2022
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is seeking Early Childhood Education stakeholders to join targeted focus groups to receive feedback on the PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential. The Credential is a joint vision for the early education workforce as called for in the CA Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and will provide a bridge for Early Childhood Educators as requirements and pathways are currently under field review. A series of upcoming focus groups will help to guide recommendations by working with Early Childhood Education stakeholders that include future teachers, current teachers, community college and 4-year universities, and program directors. Early childhood education expertise is needed to develop an ECE-centric credential for California’s youngest learners. Credential pathway programs are anticipated beginning as early as 2023.
Upcoming focus groups are looking for participants from targeted stakeholder groups. Please see the list of focus group dates/times and register for the focus group that fits your targeted demographic. Each focus groups will be limited to 25 participants to ensure all voices and perspectives are heard.
For more information on the P-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential, go to:
These focus groups are organized around three central questions:
  • How might a Pk-3 credential impact the professional career choices or pathway of a student or teacher?
  • What might you need for support?
  • What opportunities or challenges do you see with the availability of/implementing this new credential?
Upcoming PK-3 Credential Focus Groups:
ECE/Preschool Teachers (recently employed)
Saturday May 7th
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Community College ECE Students
Monday May 9th
10:00-11:00 am
ECE Community of Practice
Monday May 9th
4:00-5:00 pm
CCCTPP (CA Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs)
Wednesday May 11th
12:00-1:30 pm
This focus group will take place of the regular CCCTPP monthly meeting
No registration/monthly meeting
ECE/EDU Symposium
Friday May 13th
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Note: Focus group will be between the hours of 12:00-2:00 pm
Symposium registration:
Saturday May 14th
9:00-10:00 am
Dual Enrollment Education Pathway Students
Saturday May 14th
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Please note: Focus groups will be capped at 25 people.
These focus groups will be facilitated by Renee Marshall (CA Community College Teacher Preparation Programs) in partnership with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Questions? Email Renee Marshall at

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