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California Preschool

Learning Foundations

Similar to the California State Standards for K-12 education or the Common Core Standards, California published the Preschool Learning Foundations and the Curriculum Framework to enable teachers and parents to have a framework for the teaching and learning in preschool.

Please click on the following links to read these published documents:

Preschool Foundations- Volume 1

Curriculum Framework


CDE Preschool Foundations Volume 1:

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • English-Language Development
  • Mathematic

Preschool Foundations- Volume 2

Curriculum Framework

CDE Preschool Foundations Volume 2:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Health

Preschool Foundations- Volume 3

Curriculum Framework

CDE Preschool Learning Foundations Volume 3:

  • Histor/Social Science
  • Science