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1 1 The California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1

2 2 Outcomes Learn what the Preschool Curriculum Framework (PCF) is and how it fits into the Californias Early Learning and Development System. Become familiar with the structure and features of PCF, Volume 1. Discover how to use the framework to enrich learning and development opportunities for all of Californias preschool children.

3 3 Its Here!

4 4 Whats in Volume 1? Social-Emotional Development Language and Literacy English-Language Development Mathematics

5 5 In this Volume, Discover Ideas for: Environments Building on childrens play Materials Teacher-guided learning activities

6 6 The Curriculum Framework Strategies Are: Developmentally appropriate Reflective of thoughtful observation and intentional planning Individually and culturally meaningful Inclusive of children with disabilities and other special needs

7 7 Eight Overarching Principles 1.Relationships are central. 2.Play is a primary context for learning. 3.Learning is integrated. 4.Intentional teaching enhances childrens learning experiences. 5.Family and community partnerships create meaningful connections. 6.Individualization of learning includes all children. 7.Responsiveness to culture and language supports childrens learning. 8.Time for reflection and planning enhances teaching.

8 8 Lets Explore the Framework

9 9 A Message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (p. v) Highlights

10 10 What Does the Framework Do? Created as a companion to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1, this framework presents strategies and information to enrich learning and development opportunities for all of Californias preschool children. p. v

11 11 I believe [this publication] will be a major step in working to close the school readiness gap for young children in our state. Jack OConnell A Message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

12 12 Acknowledgments (p. vii) Project leaders Principal writers Community college faculty advisers Universal design advisers Project staff and advisers from the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies Staff from the California Department of Education Early childhood education stakeholder organizations Participants in the formative and review focus groups Participants in the Web posting process Participants in the public hearing process

13 13 Chapter One: Introduction (p. 1) Highlights

14 Chapter 1 Californias Children p. 3-5 English- language Development in All Domains p. 10-13 Universal Design for Learning p. 13 Daily Schedule p. 16-19 Curriculum Planning p. 13-16 Overarching Principles Organization Curriculum- Planning Process

15 15 Chapter Two: Early Learning and Development System (p. 29) Highlights

16 16

17 17 Chapters 3-6: The Learning Domains Highlights Social-Emotional Development p. 37 Language and Literacy p. 97 English-Language Development p. 177 Mathematics p. 231

18 18 Organization of the Domain Chapters

19 Find Your Domain Place a sticky dot on the first page of the assigned domain. Hint: Use the top of each page to identify the domain

20 Whats First??? Guiding Principles Environments and Materials Summary of the Strands and Substrands

21 Strands and Substrands Place a sticky tab on the first page of each strand. Highlight the title of each substrand. Hint: Notice the strand and substrand on the bottom of each page.

22 Vignettes Each chapter has numerous vignettes to illustrate typical classroom scenarios. Locate and highlight two vignettes in the assigned chapter. Hint: Vignettes are in italicized typestyle and are identified in the column to the left with the word VIGNETTE in bold.

23 Vignettes Read through one of the vignettes identified. Highlight the teachable moment and/or planning learning opportunities associated with that vignette. Hints: Each vignette has at least one teachable moment and/or planning learning opportunity. Where included, they will be identified in the column to the left of the vignette.

24 Interactions and Strategies Following each vignette identified, highlight the paragraph that includes the words interactions and strategies. Hint: Interactions and strategies can be found in the paragraph immediately following each vignette.

25 Research Highlights Find and highlight one research highlight in the chapter. Hint: Research highlights are in shaded boxes set off from the rest of the text and headed with the words Research Highlight.

26 End of Each Domain Find and tab these three features found at the end of each domain. Bringing in All Together Engaging Families Questions for Reflection

27 Finally… Each chapter ends with: Teacher Resources References Endnotes

28 28 Dont Overlook… Appendices Appendix A. California Early Learning and Development System (p. 303) Appendix B. Reflections on Research: Phonological Awareness (p. 304) Appendix C. Reflections on Research: Alphabetics and Word/Print Recognition (p. 313) Appendix D. Resources for Teachers of Children with Disabilities or Other Special Needs (p. 319) Glossary

29 Curriculum Planning Process

30 Strategies for Dual Language Learners Throughout the Framework –Modified language –Manipulative and every day objects –Modeling and acting out –Oral descriptors –Respect the listening period –Match questions to the childs proficiency level –Use the childs first language and culture Mathematics in the Early Years, NAEYC

31 Strategies for Children with Special Needs Throughout the Framework Use all the senses Use physical gestures Use visual cues Use props Offer adapted or specialized materials Use repeated opportunities - Preschool English Learners Resource Guide

32 Scavenger Hunt

33 The Framework is for ALL Children Not all children learn in the same way. But all children will benefit from strategies and concepts in the Curriculum Framework.

34 What Will You Take Home with You?

35 35 Thank You for Coming!

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