California College of the Arts (CCA) supports arts learning for children and youth through its Extended Education programs, including Teacher's Institute, Pre-College and Young Artists Studio programs. Through the Center for Art & Public Life, CCA offers professional development programs that support innovative teaching in art and arts-integrated instruction. CCA also provides classroom support for local art teachers who mentor students from CCA as teaching artists. The Teaching Artist Program is a work-study training program for CCA students interested in teaching in K-12 schools. Students in this program work closely with and are mentored by experienced art/art-integrating teachers in K-12 classrooms for 3-7 hours per week.