News and Updates

New Collaborative Webinars!

three preschool children with arms around each others shouldersJoin the Desired Results Access Project and the Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project as they partner to share information specific to the implementation of the DRDP assessment for all children. The webinars highlight the importance of early childhood educators and early childhood special educators/service providers working together to support children's authentic assessment and ways to share children's learning and development with families.

Using the Early Learning Foundations and the DRDP Together
Learn how to use the Early Learning Foundations along with the DRDP to understand children's development and plan intentional invitations to learning.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Reminder of Required DRDP Courses for Special Education

DR Access Learn logo with sketches of preschool iconsThe California Department of Education, Special Education Division requires DRDP training for all early childhood special educators who assess children with the DRDP. SELPAs are responsible for ensuring that all staff who administer the DRDP complete training.

Online Professional Development Schedule for 2022-2023

Coffee Break and Learn It and Use It webinar sessionsMark your calendar to learn about new resources and practice your skills!
Join us for two live, online professional development webinar series scheduled throughout the school year. Both the Coffee Break sessions and the Learn It and Use It sessions offer opportunities to ask questions, receive resources, and learn from each other.

View or download the schedule to register. All sessions are offered at no cost.

Follow our new LinkedIn page for announcements about professional development!

Supporting Instruction for Children with IEPs in Inclusive Settings

Inclusive opportunities for children with IEPs are expanding with Universal PreKindergarten!

Using effective, evidence-based practices in instruction greatly supports the successful inclusion of children with IEPs. Among these recommended practices is embedding instruction in the child’s daily activities and routines.

Embedded Instruction for Early Learning Tools for Teachers CaliforniaYou can learn how to use an embedded instruction framework systematically, supported by a job-embedded program of professional development that includes practice-based coaching through participation in Embedded Instruction for Early Learning California (EIEL CA). This opportunity is open to general education and special education partners...


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