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Deputy Superintendent
925.942.5358


Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent
925.942.5358


Senior Director
925.942.5306


Director III,
Educational Services
925.942.3381


Director III,
Student Programs
925.942.3368


Director III,
Student Programs
925.942.3376

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925.942.3353

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Educational Services

Main Content

The Educational Services Division includes the following areas of support services:

After School Education and Safety (ASES) Programs Support

The California Department of Education (CDE) funds the establishment of ASES programs, which include local after school education and enrichment for students in grades K-9. The program aligns, but does not duplicate, the school day and consists of academic, literacy and enrichment components. CCCOE conducts annual visits to ASES funded sites in the county, to examine and report on current successes, challenges and needs and refine programs to meet their goals. go to page »


Attendance Campaign

Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Karen Sakata, and District Attorney, Mark Peterson, are embarking on an awareness campaign entitled Every School Day Counts: Attend today, achieve for a lifetime! This campaign is designed to provide communication resources to schools, engage school communities, and boost student attendance as soon as children enter school. go to page »


Bullying Prevention

CCCOE provides professional development in Cyber bullying. go to page »


California Content Standards Curriculum and Instruction

CCCOE is dedicated to supporting school districts, educational agencies, and school sites by providing targeted, customized and timely support through facilitation of professional development, teacher and leader workgroups, distinguished speaker series and guidance in instructional strategies, materials, and assessment for school administrators, teachers and students. CCCOE provides expertise in the California Content Frameworks and Standards in the areas of English Language Arts/English Language Development, Mathematics, Next Generation Science, and History-Social Studies. The goal is to enhance district capacity to provide a means for all students to be college and career ready and thrive in the 21st century workforce. go to page »


California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN), Bay Region IV

The CDE's CPIN is an initiative designed to close the preparation gap for three to five year olds, including English learners and children with special needs, by providing all children with opportunities to begin Kindergarten ready to succeed. CPIN provides high quality professional development for preschool administrators and teachers highlighting current research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices. go to page »


Contra Costa County Coordinating Council/County SARB

Contra Costa County has a long history of active coordination between local school districts and the County Office of Education. This coordination is especially established when involved with services for expelled students. The County Office of Education Director of Student Programs meets quarterly with local district representatives to discuss issues of common concern, usually focusing on the most difficult to serve students. go to page »


Coordinating Council

Contra Costa County has a long history of active coordination between local school districts and the County Office of Education. This coordination is especially established when involved with services for expelled students. The County Office of Education Directors meet every other month with local district representatives to discuss issues of common concern, usually focusing on the most difficult to serve students. go to page »


Curriculum Council

The purpose of the CCCOE Curriculum Council is to support districts and build leadership capacity by providing a forum for curriculum and instruction leaders to receive timely information, share best practices, and engage in collaborative learning and problem-solving around critical and current instructional topics. Recently this work was extended to include six additional curriculum council subcommittees that provide specific support in Assessment and Accountability, Educational Technology, English Language Arts/English Language Development, History-Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science. go to page »


English Learner Support

English Language Development support services are offered at district and countywide levels. The Contra Costa County Office of Education staff is a liaison for information regarding English Language Learner professional development, curriculum and resources. go to page »


Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Accountability Plans (LCAP)

LCFF requires districts to develop and implement LCAPs. CCCOE Educational Services and Business departments collaboratively train, support, guide, review, and make recommendations for the County Superintendent's approval of district LCAPs. go to page »


Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC)

The LPC provides input and guidance in the affordability and accessibility of quality child care and early educational opportunities for all children through community assessment, advocacy, resource development, and cross-agency collaboration. The council consists of 25 volunteers appointed jointly by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, and is facilitated by CCCOE staff. go to page »


Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

In collaboration with First 5 Contra Costa, the Child Care Council, and local community colleges, CCCOE's QRIS Initiative establishes standards to support developmentally appropriate practices for infants, toddlers and preschool age children. QRIS provides the Quality Continuum Framework which rates programs on various elements of quality, such as teacher-child ratios, teacher qualifications, the program's environment and activities, and teacher-child interactions. Areas for growth are identified. QRIS also offers services such as professional development, on-site coaching, and professional growth advising for adults working in early childcare and education settings. QRIS is a systemic approach to assessing, improving, and communicating the level of quality in early care and education programs. go to page »


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM)

CCCOE is a countywide and regional leader in STEAM education, an initiative which deeply integrates learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics to engage all students in authentic learning experiences aligned with the California Content Standards. STEAM provides students with access to business professionals, instructional resources, and learning experiences to prepare all students for future success in a rapidly emerging 21st Century technological world. go to page »


State and Federal Programs

Categorical programs are designed to support the academic success of students who are most at-risk of not meeting state standards. This area of the web site is designed to support schools and districts, and Categorical Program Directors (CPD), with the implementation of these educational programs by providing the most current information shared at the monthly California Department of Education (CDE) meetings, as well as those held at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE). go to page »


Teacher Development and Induction Program (TIP)

Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) as a Professional Preparation Program to Clear Teaching Credentials, TIP provides a pathway for teachers to clear their teaching credentials. TIP is a consortium of public, charter, and private schools, in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano Counties. The program partners with the New Teacher Center (NTC), St. Mary's College, and the Contra Costa County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). TIP provides high-quality, researched-based professional learning and development for new teachers. Credential candidates expand and deepen their teaching knowledge, skills, and behaviors through individualized, job-embedded induction. go to website »


Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE)

TUPE's is A CDE funded program with the focus of reducing youth tobacco use by helping young people make healthy decisions. TUPE uses research validated instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.
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Williams Settlement Visits and Forms

As a result of the legislation stemming from the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, CCCOE's Williams project is responsible for conducting annual visits to low performing schools to ensure that all students have access to instructional materials, school facilities that are safe and clean, and teachers that are appropriately trained to teach in the classroom to which they are assigned. go to page »

Adult Correctional Education

Adult Correctional Education offers educational programs to incarcerated adults through Contra Costa Adult School and Parolee Education Programs. go to page »


Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

Career Technical Education is the largest program within the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Student Programs. It is a career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors and adult learners. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students learn about career opportunities and develop job skills. go to page »


Court & Community Schools

The Contra Costa County Office of Education operates many different programs for high-risk juveniles, including those referred by probation and by local school districts for expulsion, behavioral issues or school attendance problems, and those in probation court facilities. The programs provide challenging academic curriculum and assist students in developing positive social skills. go to page »


Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT)

Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT) is provided in cooperation with the state of California Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Education, and the Contra Costa County Office of Education ROP. This two-year, 70-hour standardized statewide competency-based training program is mandatory for all direct support staff (and administrators who provide direct support) working in licensed community care facilities.
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High School Equivalency Tests

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) offers two different approved tests that candidates may take to earn their California High School Equivalency Certificate. go to page »


LEA (LEAP) and School Site Plans (SPSA)

Each LEA that receives federal funding sub-grants for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) programs is required by the State Board of Education to develop an LEA Plan, obtain local school board approval, and post it on their agency website.

The California Education Code (EC 64001 a) requires that each school receiving funds through the Consolidated Application must develop a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). go to page »


School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC), by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. go to page »


Special Education

The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides a full range of services designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities throughout the county, ranging in age from birth to age 22. Programs provide classes and training that use innovative approaches in a structured, positive environment to support each student in meeting his or her Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. go to page »


Youth Development Services (YDS)

Youth Development Services (YDS) provides a broad range of coordinated services for youth who are in foster care or homeless or experiencing barriers and need support to finish school, find a job or pursue a career path. Our programs are designed to prepare students to become self-confident, self-sufficient and independent adults. go to page »

Administrative Leadership Program (ALP)

Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), ALP is a Professional Preparation Program to Clear Administrative Services Credentials in partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the New Teacher Center (NTC). ALP provides high-quality, researched-based professional learning and development for new administrators. Credential candidates expand and deepen their leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors through individualized, job-embedded induction. go to page »


Attendance/Truancy – Coordinating Council

Contra Costa County has a long history of active coordination between local school districts and the County Office of Education. This coordination is especially established when involved with services for expelled students. The County Office of Education Director of Student Programs meets quarterly with local district representatives to discuss issues of common concern, usually focusing on the most difficult to serve students. go to page »


California Content Standards Curriculum and Instruction

CCCOE is dedicated to supporting school districts, educational agencies, and school sites by providing targeted, customized and timely support through facilitation of professional development, teacher and leader workgroups, distinguished speaker series and guidance in instructional strategies, materials, and assessment for school administrators, teachers and students. CCCOE provides expertise in the California Content Frameworks and Standards in the areas of English Language Arts/English Language Development, Mathematics, Next Generation Science, and History-Social Studies. The goal is to enhance district capacity to provide a means for all students to be college and career ready and thrive in the 21st century workforce. go to page »


Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

Career Technical Education is the largest program within the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Student Programs. It is a career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors and adult learners. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students learn about career opportunities and develop job skills. go to page »


ed1stop

ed1stop, is an award winning Web portal service that acts as a personal gateway to both subscription-based services and free educational websites. These portal resources have been selected to help teachers meet state standards. Contact us to learn more about how to bring ed1stop to your district or school. go to website »


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAM)

CCCOE is a countywide and regional leader in STEAM education, an initiative which deeply integrates learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics to engage all students in authentic learning experiences aligned with the California Content Standards. STEAM provides students with access to business professionals, instructional resources, and learning experiences to prepare all students for future success in a rapidly emerging 21st Century technological world. go to page »


Teacher Development and Induction Program (TIP)

Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) as a Professional Preparation Program to Clear Teaching Credentials, TIP provides a pathway for teachers to clear their teaching credentials. TIP is a consortium of public, charter, and private schools, in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano Counties. The program partners with the New Teacher Center (NTC), St. Mary's College, and the Contra Costa County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). TIP provides high-quality, researched-based professional learning and development for new teachers. Credential candidates expand and deepen their teaching knowledge, skills, and behaviors through individualized, job-embedded induction. go to website »


Title III Support – Language Instruction for English Learners & Immigrant Students

English learner development support services are offered at the district, county and regional levels. CCCOE provides Title III regional accountability support services for districts that do not meet their English learner growth targets. Title III services include providing districts with information about English learner professional development, curriculum and resources. go to page »


Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

TK, introduced through state Senate Bill 1381, amends the kindergarten entry age from five years old by December 2 to five years old by September 1. TK incrementally moved the kindergarten entry age one month a year throughout a three-year period.  TK has evolved into year one of a two-year kindergarten experience. It provides young children with the time necessary to develop the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to successfully complete kindergarten.  CCCOE provides districts' TK programs with professional development, and access to facts about the law, resources, and additional local and statewide events and activities.  CCCOE also oversees the TK Stipend Project which provides educational incentives for TK teachers and teachers in California State Preschool programs to become more knowledgeable about teaching in a TK environment.
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CARE Parent Network

A one-stop family resource center serving families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. go to website »


CCCOE Student Programs and Services

Please refer to the Student Programs tab above.


Contra Costa Special Education Local Plan Area (CCSELPA)

The mission of the Contra Costa SELPA is Collaborative Planning for Student Success through participation of families, Local Education Agencies and other organizations.
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Expulsion Appeals

The County Board of Education recognizes that student discipline is primarily the prerogative of the local school district. Standards of behavior acceptable to the district and procedures to assure that the standards are observed are essential to an effective school climate. go to page »


Interdistrict Transfers

If the governing board of a school district denies an interdistrict transfer request, the person with custody of the student may file an appeal with the County Board of Education within 30 days of the denial by the district. Once the County Office of Education has determined that all local remedies have been exhausted, an appeal hearing may be scheduled.
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School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC), by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. go to page »


STEAM Ahead: Resources for Parents and Students

How do we prepare all of our children to be successful in a world that is rapidly changing? Many of tomorrow's careers do not exist today. STEAM exposes students to content knowledge, critical thinking and innovation while developing students' interests and skills for future success.go to page »


STEAM Career Pathways

STEAM education engages students from preschool through college and beyond in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.go to page »


 

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Page updated on: April 14, 2017

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4