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CPIN Core Curriculum

The CPIN Core Curriculum is a series of online, fee-based facilitated courses available to teacher leaders, administrators and coaches to deepen knowledge about the preschool learning foundations and curriculum framework. The courses are designed for individuals who have demonstrated a base-level of knowledge of the foundations and framework. The in-depth coursework provides information and experiences that enable ECE leaders, administrators, coaches and professional learning specialists to decrease confusion and frustration implementing the variety of resources available to the early childhood workforce by understanding how the preschool learning foundations and curriculum framework are based in research and connect to all other evidenced-based resources including curriculum, assessment, and other teacher tools.

Once completing the course, participants may choose to further their knowledge and become a CPIN certified trainer. 

Each learning domain course:

  • is offered yearly and occurs over a 4-6-week time span;
  • requires a prerequisite completion of nine online overview modules on the preschool learning foundations and curriculum framework*;
  • has a fee of $200;
  • includes online readings, videos, discussion, assignments and reflection; and
  • is facilitated by an early childhood education expert.

*Prerequisite modules are available for free on California Early Childhood Online

Click here to begin the registration process. Once you complete an application and submit your prereequiste assignment, an Eventbrite link with complete registration information will be sent. If you have application or registration questions, please contact Joua Lee:

Schedule for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Fall & Winter Cohorts

Physical Development & Health: August 10-September 21, 2020
Social and Emotional Development: November 2, 2020 - December 7, 2020
Language and Literacy Development:  September 28-October 26, 2020
Visual and Performing Arts: January 11-February 8, 2021 

2021 Winter/ Spring Cohorts

English Language Development: February 15-March 8, 2021 
Math: March 15-April 5, 2021
Social and Emotional Development: March 1-15, 2021
Language and Literacy Development: March 22-April 5, 2021
Science: April 12-May 3, 2021

2021 Spring/ Summer Cohorts

History and Social Science: May 3-May 24, 2021
Science: June 1-June 29, 2021