California Preschool Instruction Network (CPIN)

The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) is funded by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division and has provided high-quality professional learning, technical assistance, and support to California’s preschool program administrators and teachers through its statewide network since 2004. Through regional communities of practice (CP) and a series of professional learning experiences, CPIN promotes promising practices in early learning, family engagement, and equity and emphasizes a whole-child approach. 

CPIN Region 3 - Capital Service Region

CPIN Region 3 provides professional learning and technical support to the Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

CPIN professional learning sessions, which are grounded in the California Foundations and Frameworks are offered at no cost to early learning providers. Sessions are primarily offered via ZOOM, but in-person sessions may be offered on a fee for services basis. We are also excited to be offering a portion of our session in Spanish as well.

CPIN Region 3 - Capital Service Region – SCOE Early Learning
CPIN Region 3 Professional Learning Calendar – SCOE Early Learning

● Check out the CPIN Region 3 Professional Learning Calendar for currently planned professional learning sessions and dates.

● Registration for CPIN Professional Learning is through the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry. For more information and to set up your profile, click here.

For more information about CPIN State, click here.

California Preschool Learning Foundations – SCOE Early Learning

California Preschool Learning Foundations

The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. 

The foundations can provide early childhood educators, parents, and the public with a clear understanding of the wide range of knowledge and skills that preschool children typically attain when given the benefits of a high-quality preschool program. 

California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks – SCOE Early Learning

California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks

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 individualized curriculum based on children's knowledge, skills, needs and interests.

CDE Early Education Division Publications – SCOE Early Learning

CDE Early Education Division Publications

The California Department of Education has valuable early learning resources which include:

1. The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources, Second Edition

2. Creating Equitable Early Learning Environments for Young Boys of Color: Disrupting Disproportionate Outcomes – NEW

3. Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children

4. Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies

For questions about CPIN Region 3, contact Nate Gale, CPIN Region 3 Lead. For questions about CPIN State, contact Steven Hicks, Coordinator, Early Learning.