Developed by the California Department of Education, the California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development.
Created as companion volumes to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, the California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks present strategies for early childhood educators that enrich learning and development opportunities for all of California’s preschool children.
The California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations represents part of the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) comprehensive effort to strengthen young children’s learning and development through high-quality early care and education. The foundations describe competencies infants and toddlers typically attain during the birth-to-three-year period.
This framework presents strategies and information to enrich learning and development opportunities and provides a structure that infant/toddler providers and administrators can use to make informed decisions as they plan learning environments and experiences for California's youngest children.
NAEYC works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Their website contains high quality information on early childhood education.