California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework

The purpose of the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework is to provide early childhood professionals with a structure they can use to make informed decisions about curriculum practices. The framework is based on current research on how infants and toddlers learn and develop in four domains described in the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations—social-emotional, language, intellectual, and perceptual and motor development. It presents principles, a planning process, and strategies to assist teachers in their efforts to support children’s learning from birth to three years of age.

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Languages Available: English, Spanish
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Module(s): I Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
II Group Care
III Learning and Development
IV Culture, Family, and Providers
California Department of Education. (2012). California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.