Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earn a $1,000 stipend through ASPIRE!
 In supporting Early Childhood Education, ASPIRE is offering a stipend by completing:
• 3 semester units (4.5 quarter units) of eligible coursework
• Online training on the C.L.A.S.S. observation tool
• 2 sessions with an ASPIRE advisor
• Work with children 0-5 in a licensed ECE setting at least 15 hours a week in L.A. County 
• Take coursework towards an ECE/Child Development degree or permit during the academic year 
• Be ineligible for the L.A. County Investing in Early Educators Stipend Program  

The application deadline is June 30th, 2015. 
Apply online at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Southern California Association for Young Children – North Bay presents 3 hours of Professional Development: Differences Among Children: supporting an inclusive classroom April 25, 2015
UCLA Extension PK-12 Credential Programs is a partner with Los Angeles Unified School District to help fill a critical shortage of Special Education teachers projected for 2015-2016. Members of our team have been invited to meet with prospective special education teachers to discuss credential program options at three April information sessions hosted by LAUSD. Anyone interested in attending one of these information sessions can contact Derek Ramage, LAUSD Director of Certificated Recruitment, Selection, and Credential Services, The sessions have been scheduled for 3:30-5:00pm at different locations on these three dates: April 20, 21, and 23.

Monday, March 16, 2015

At the California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, the Leadership Day keynote made a strong argument for the future of education: to develop individual differences and unique abilities rather than serving the median. Several talks referenced executive functioning skills and mental health in early childhood. The UCLA Extension talk went really well (Roca and Davis)! On Consulting a speech therapist: Neurological processes in language development to create language-based curricula.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The UCLA Extension Education Department will be exhibiting at the March California Charter Schools Association Conference in Sacramento. Teachers and administrators should stop by Booth 1410 for information about programs for charter school professionals: Preliminary and Clear Credentialing in General Education and Special Education; Charter School Leadership; College Counseling, Early Childhood Education, and more. We will also be offering a 10% discount on any Education Department courses for conference attendees! 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Association Conference

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The employees of the UCLA Extension Education Department are doing wonderful work with their respective programs. The department has recently instituted a "Thank You Board" to allow recognition of this work from co-workers, instructors, students, and other extension community members. The four employees we are honoring this month are Wendy Abarca, Lynette Cooper, Rachel Grazer, and Tyler O'Brien.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The UCLA Extension Early Childhood Education Raffle was won by a Family Child Care Provider in our focus groups!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Free Networking Event by UCLA Extension on Feb. 19 at 7 PM. 1145 Gayley Ave. Room 121.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LAUSD will be hiring this year. They are likely to have 60 openings!

The CAEYC Awards and Grants submission deadline has been extended. Awards & Grants are open to all current members of CAEYC and are designed to promote professional growth and educational support.

CAEYC Annual Conference Award (five awards)
Successful applicants will receive complimentary full (four day) conference registration to CAEYC's Annual Conference and Expo held on March 4-7, 2015 in Sacramento, CA.

CAEYC Presidents Education Award (1 award)
Successful applicant will receive $1,000 for graduate degree or credential study in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

Deadline Extended: applications and supporting documents must be received (in the CAEYC office, not just post-marked) no later than Friday, January 23, 2015. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application in February. For questions and assistance call CAEYC at 916-486-7750, or email