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Region 9-Science-Life Science

Jun. 3, 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This California Preschool Instructional Network workshop explains how during the preschool years, children grow in their understanding of the living world around them. The preschool setting is a place where children explore and discover living things and the systems that support their survival. Join us for an exciting experience in expanding children’s understanding of life science key concepts and developing children’s attitudes, skills, and the language of scientific inquiry. 

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Life Science strand within the California Preschool Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks Vol. 3, to inform planning for individual children within the indoor and outdoor learning environment. 
  • Learn about the teacher’s role in facilitating and applying the Key Concepts of Life Science using a Universal Design of Learning to support all children’s active participation in learning opportunities using easily adaptable materials, strategies, and techniques.
  • Engage in discussions that focus on understanding children’s cultural beliefs and values in the community related to their life science experiences.

Level: Introductory
Audience: Teaching/Administrator/Leadership Staff, Family Child Care Providers, Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Providers
Age Range:  Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten

Important Workforce Registry Information: To receive professional development hours, participants are required to have a CA ECE Workforce Registry number prior to registering. Participants can access the Workforce Registry website to obtain their ID number by visiting

To register for this professional development workshop, click on the following OMS link:

Location Name: 
Virtual Workshop
Kelly Slocum