Administrator Training


The California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division’s (CDE/ELCD) Desired Results (DR) Regional Training will offer hybrid training for administrators. The hybrid training model includes one-day, in-person training in both September and October with online training throughout the year for completion. The in-person training sessions consist of an eight-hour day offered in three separate locations.

The administrator training incorporates an overview and in-depth information about the Desired Results system; the implementation of the system at the classroom, program, and agency levels; reports including analyzing self-evaluation data and using data for quality improvement; and additional support on specific components of the Desired Results system. Participants also complete selected online modules found at (CECO).

For experienced administrators, ELCD offers the opportunity to attend a full-day session in September and October, as well as webinars on the program self-evaluation in the spring. The online training session for experienced administrators includes methods to support implementation of the Desired Results system, updates, new products and job aids. Registration is required.

The full-day session in September or October will consist of four breakout session opportunities. Participants may register for two sessions which will include the following topics:

  • Overview of the Desired Results System (required for new administrators)
  • Supporting Teachers’ Use of DRDP Data, Foundations, and Frameworks to Promote Children’s Learning and Development (required for new administrators)
  • Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood: Resources to Prepare and Support Staff Working with Children and Families
  • Documenting Children’s Learning in STEM

Registration for administrators is on a first come, first served basis determined by the following priorities:

  • New California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contract awardees
  • Recommendation of CDE/ELCD Field Services Office (FSO) consultant
  • New program directors and site supervisors
  • New administrators responsible for conducting the agency’s professional development

The in-person, one-day training session dates for administrators are as follows:

The online training session dates for administrators are as follows:
Online sessions:  9:00-11:00 a.m. OR 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Attendance is required for all dates. Experienced administrators may only attend the Program Self Evaluation session on May 1, 2019.

The online training session for experienced administrators will be offered once in May 2018. May 2, 2018: 9:00-11 :00 a.m. (Cohort 1) or 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Cohort 2)
Administrators may select one of the cohort sessions.

Please note these training sessions are limited to CDE/ELCD funded agencies receiving this letter.

College credit:
Credit for one academic unit ($125) or 1 continuing education unit ($75) is available for the new administrator trainings. Academic unit requirements include attendance at all sessions, completion of selected online modules, completion of a final report, and an assignment.

Online registration instructions for administrators:
Please complete the online registration no later than Friday, September 14, 2018. Registration directions are enclosed. Confirmation letter and venue information will be sent in August.

2018-19 Desired Results Regional Administrators Training: Online Registration:





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