• Early Learning



    The Core Learning Department at the ACOE has strengthened the foundation and provides support in building, expanding, and implementing an interconnected early learning system that supports PreK-3rd grade coherence

    Our early learning vision and strategies include guiding Alameda County early learning leaders in further development, and for other districts, launching a cohesive early learning system that contributes to narrowing the achievement gap of our youngest learners.  Our vision is that every district is prepared to provide quality programming, curriculum, and activities so that children thrive during the pre-kindergarten to transitional kindergarten/kindergarten years. We support cross-grade level and cross-sector events that formalize decision-making roles and responsibilities; and through a strategic plan grounded in evidence-based practice, we work to address the achievement gap and improve outcomes for our youngest learners. 

    In the 2022-23 school year, we will continue to provide leadership representation, advocate for equitable, sound classroom practices, and host and facilitate virtual, and when we are able, in-person professional learning opportunities to bring our vision closer to fruition. 

    Early Learning also supports and includes representation at the local, regional and state level for those serving the 0-5 population through the Quality Rating Improvement System known as Quality Counts

    ACOE's Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program supports a number of local school districts to develop programs that ensure young children with disabilities, including children identified with severe disabilities, have access to high quality, subsidized inclusive early learning programs. These programs receive support for the renovation of early learning and care facilities, including classrooms; professional development and coaching; and the purchase of adaptive equipment and materials that enable all children to access and benefit from early learning activities in inclusive settings.  

    Our professional development opportunities include:

    • Building the capacity of early educators in districts and community-based early learning programs to serve children with special needs, and their families, though a 7-part Pathways to Inclusion training series
    • Several professional learning opportunities focused on children with special needs
    • Supporting and Implementing Authentic Family Partnerships 
    • Supporting Dual Language Learners
    • Early Learning Mathematics


    The Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council advises and makes recommendations to policy-makers to ensure that all children and families have access to quality child care that educates children and enriches their lives. 

    For additional information related to Early Learning initiatives and resources visit:

  • Contact Us

    angela cabrera Angela Cabrera
    Early Learning Program Manager
    (510) 670-4213
    susan jeong Susan K. Jeong
    Early Learning Program Manager/Coordinator, ACECEPC
    (510) 670-4549
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