Vision and Mission

Current Vision

The California Forum for Professional Development envisions a comprehensive and effective system of professional learning for California's Early Childhood Education workforce.


The California Forum for Professional Development aspires to be an opportunity to:

  • Build a community of diverse providers of professional learning for California’s early childhood education workforce including coaches, mentors, trainers, specialists, consultants, managers, coordinators, college instructors, technical assistance providers, and other roles that support professional learning,
  • Ensure providers of professional learning are empowered with the dispositions, knowledge and skills they need to support educators on their professional journeys including information about subject content, pedagogy, andragogy, and systems thinking, and
  • Collaborate on a comprehensive vision of quality for teacher preparation, induction, and ongoing professional learning.