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Professional Development Division

Since 1972, The Children's Center at Caltech (CCC) has been offering high quality child care and education for children ages six month to six years. In 2000, our research lead us to adopt STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curricula as a focus of our early childhood program. As leaders in STEM Early Childhood education, we launched ECSTEM in 2011, and host an annual conference bringing together educators, policy makers, researchers and other vested community stakeholders to address the needs of our youngest citizens.

 Due to the overwhelming demand for tours of our facilities, and requests for professional growth workshops, we have formed a Professional Development Division (PDD) that arranges tours, on-site visits and workshops at the CCC.



Systems & Interactions

What is the meaning of systems & interactions?  This workshop will show how children disvoered and investigated different aspects of the world around them.  Jounry through a curriculum based on experiences from our indoor and outdoor environment.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters: Janet Nunezt, Lead Teacher
Jackie Reyes, Lead Teacher

Ecosystems & Habitats  SOLD OUT!!

Join us as we investigate the study of ecosystems and habitats from a 4-5 year old perspective.  With a focus on living organisms and non-living factos, we will explore the ecological environmental areas in which they interact as a system.  Other areas of learning include: nests, ponds, gardens, insectariums, vivariums, and aquariums.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters:  Teresa De La Torre, Lead Teacher
Cindy Antuna, Senior Teacher

Music and Movement   SOLD OUT!

Children are naturally curious about music and songs.  See the realtionship between instruments, songs, and movement to STEM in early Childhood.  This workshop will be hand on and interactive.  Join us as we delve into the sound of music!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 (9-12pm)
Presenter: Dayita Datta, Music Specialist


If interested in an Educator Tour of The Children's Center at Caltech, please fill out the educator tour form.

For questions regarding Educator Tours or the PDD Workshop Series, please call 626.395.6860.

The Children’s Center at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd. MC 1-133, Pasadena, CA 91125; Attention: PDD