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Region 9-Science-Scientific Inquiry

Oct. 11, 2021 5:30pm to 7:30pm

As children observe and engage with objects, they enjoy trying out things and seeing what happens. Such experiences provide the context for developing the attitudes, skills, and language of scientific inquiry and allow children to construct understanding and knowledge about objects and events. Teachers can use the experiences to encourage children to observe closely, using their senses and tools, and describe their observations.

Participants will:

  • Discuss the structure and features of the California Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF) and the California Preschool Curriculum Framework (PCF), Science Domain, Scientific Inquiry Strand.
  • Learn how to support the development of scientific inquiry in children *
  • Promote the use of scientific tools to extend children's observations

Level: Introductory
Audience: Teaching/Administrator/Leadership Staff
Age Range:  Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten

This training has been developed to support learning through active engagement. To receive credit for attendance, please note it will be expected of you to participate in any of the following that may take place throughout the training: breakout rooms, chat box responses, polls, and verbal discussions. Though camera access is not required, we highly encourage you to utilize your camera, if possible. Please do not attempt to participate in a Zoom meeting while driving. We trust that you will take necessary breaks if needed but count on your participation to enrich the learning environment.

Workforce Registry Information: To receive professional development hours, participants will be required to have their CA ECE Workforce Registry number. This 9-digit number beginning with 100-xxx-xxx is required for registering for any of our SDQPI learning events. Participants can access the Workforce Registry website to obtain their ID number. This one-time step must be completed prior to your first professional development event. Please visit for details.

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

Location Name: 
Virtual Workshop
Kelly Slocum