Book Title: California Preschool Curriculum Framework Volume 3 (California Preschool Curriculum Framework)
Publisher: California Department of Education
Author: California Department of Education
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 Preschool Curriculum Frameworks include ideas for how to intentionally integrate learning into children's play; implement child-directed and teacher-guided activities; plan environments, interactions, routines, and materials that engage children in learning; and individualize curriculum based on children's knowledge, skills, needs and interests.
The frameworks were developed using an inclusive and deliberate input process, including statewide stakeholder meetings, public input sessions held throughout the state, public hearings and public comment. Input from the various review opportunities was considered and incorporated as appropriate.
The California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3, including the domains for history/social science and science, is in development. It is currently expected that Volume 3 of the framework will be released by spring 2013.
Draft chapters of the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3, including the domains for history/social science and science, were available for public review and comment through July 1, 2011. During the development of the Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3, in response to stakeholder input, it was decided to remove the chapters on Family and Culture and on Integrated Learning, and include them in a stand-alone publication as a supplemental guide to the foundations and frameworks. This guide is in development and will be published and released at a later date.