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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)

​​​​Early Learning


Primary Contact

Lorraine Weatherspoon, Regional Lead
(916) 228-2506

The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) provides high quality professional development for preschool administrators and teachers that highlights current research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices which are focused on preparing children to flourish in early childhood and succeed in elementary school and beyond. CPIN is funded by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) of the California Department of Education and is organized in eleven regions as designated by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. Sacramento County Office of Education serves as the Local Education Agency (LEA) for CPIN. Each region maintains one or more regional CPIN networks, provides professional learning and on-site technical assistance and support for administrators and teachers, establishes communication among schools and programs, and focuses on initiatives and documents developed by EESD.

California Preschool Instructional Networ​​k, Capital Service Reg​​ion

Within the ten-county Capital Service Region of Northern California, CPIN regional network meetings for preschool administrators and teacher professional development are provided by SCOE staff specializing in early childhood and special education, and multiple language learners. CPIN Leads also provide training and technical assistance to early childhood education staff. Direct preschool program support is designed to enhance the quality of preschool programs and includes: teacher professional development, training and technical assistance, classroom observation, and on-site support.

Priority criteria:

  • On-site support focused on preschool sites that feed into low performing or Title I schools. If the site is in a QRIS County, the preschool program participating in the QRIS will be given priority to receive CPIN on-site services.
  • Programs participating in their local QRIS in tiers 3 or lower.

CDE publications and resources are utilized to guide CPIN professional learning, technical assistance, and on-site teacher support. CDE initiatives and the Early Learning and Development system of tools include the California Preschool Learning Foundations Volumes I, II, and III, Curriculum Framework Volumes I, II, and III, Preschool English Learners Resource Guide (PEL), and other CDE approved resources.

Visit the Sacramento County Early Learning Department website for more information on this program and other resources for early learning professionals.


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Last Modified: 11/7/2017 12:50 PM

CPIN: California Preschool Instructional Network