Professional Development Partners
MC3 offers a variety of learning opportunities designed to prepare individuals for work with and on behalf of young children and their families, as well as community training opportunities
College of Marin (COM) is one of 114 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually. Established in 1926, College of Marin has remained committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of our diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses, as well as community education classes for lifelong learning.
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is known for academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful facilities. Nearly 100 years old, this beloved community institution enrolls approximately 28,000 students each semester. SRJC is dedicated to making higher education accessible to all and removing barriers to our students’ success. Student life is vibrant, with over 40 clubs, conference-winning athletic teams, nationally ranked speech and debate teams, and outstanding theatre arts, music and dance programs.
The SSU educational experience fosters intellectual, cognitive, social and personal growth. The faculty and staff provide collaborative relationships with students and an education that fosters ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. Many classes average fewer than 40 students, allowing close interaction between students and faculty.
SSU has a commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and ethically and can effectively use information technology. There is a strong move to develop a global perspective in much of the curriculum to prepare students for the needs of the 21st century workplace.
Your California connection to distance education. The California Virtual Campus provides complete, timely, and accurate information about online courses and programs in California higher education, and provides links to resources that support students as they navigate through the complex world of distance education in California.
The Marin Chapter's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. This includes providing low cost, professional development opportunities, to ensure that children are in the care of knowledgeable, nurturing professionals.
The term “Director Mentor” is used by the California Early Childhood Mentor Program to identify an early childhood administrator who has applied and been selected by her or his local Mentor Program. The Mentor Program, funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, works with 103 community colleges across California, including College of Marin. A Director Mentor works with less experienced Directors, Site Supervisors, Assistant Directors, or experienced Directors who are facing new challenges, to provide support, suggest resources, and encourage the Protégé Director to gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed.