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 teaching and learning in preschool.


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

Preschool Foundations - Volume 1

Curriculum Framework - Volume 1

CDE Preschool Foundations and Framework Volume 1 includes:
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • English-Language Development
  • Mathematics


Preschool Foundations - Volume 2

Curriculum Framework - Volume 2

CDE Preschool Foundations Volume 2 includes:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Health


Preschool Foundations - Volume 3

Curriculum Framework - Volume 3

CDE Preschool Foundations Volume 3 includes:

  • History-Social Science
  • Science