Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF)
On January 22, 2008, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell formally released the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1 ( 5.3 MB PDF file). Superintendent O'Connell stated that these foundations offer our early childhood educators a clear understanding of what our youngest learners should know before entering kindergarten.
The purpose of California's Preschool Learning Foundations is to provide the child development field with research-based competencies—knowledge and skills—that we can expect most children to exhibit in a quality program as they complete their first or second year of preschool.
(Reference: "Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1," California Department of Education. 16 Jan. 2009 http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/psfoundations.asp)
Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1The California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1 ( PDF; 9MB; 334pp.) is a companion to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1, and presents strategies and information to enrich learning and development opportunities for all of California's preschool children.
(Reference: "Child Development Division Resources," California Department of Education. 5/11 http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/index.asp)
Translations of the Preschool Learning Foundations ,Volume 1 and ordering information are available online.
Professional Development Opportunities and PLF Resource Materials
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) provides, facilitates and/or coordinates professional development opportunities for early childhood/school readiness staffs. On the CPIN website you will find Powerpoint Overviews of the Preschool Learning Foundations, PLF Maps, archived presentations on the PLF Domains and much more. To learn more and to find the Regional Leads in your area visit www.cpin.us.