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Overview of Foundations and Frameworks

The California Preschool Learning Foundations describe competencies—knowledge and skills—that most children can be expected to exhibit in a high-quality program before entering kindergarten. As companion volumes to the foundations, the California Preschool Curriculum Framework present strategies for early childhood educators that enrich learning and development opportunities for all California preschool children. To share information about the foundations and framework with your staff or colleagues, use these overview presentations for each volume (1, 2, and 3). The presentations include PowerPoints, handouts, and activity plans for the trainer.

Volume 1

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • English-Language Development
  • Mathematics

Volume 2

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Development
  • Health

Volume 3

  • History-Social Science
  • Science

At-A-Glance Overview of Volumes 1-3

For advanced learning about the foundations and framework to share with your staff or colleagues, use the CPIN Module List to identify a training module to fit your needs and contact your local CPIN Regional Lead to request training or visit the Training Calendar to find an already scheduled training in your area.