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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.



The STEM of Cooking  SOLD OUT

What is the connection of science, technology, engineeering, and math to cooking?  This workshop will give instruction that will guide your cooking skills, givew you knowledge of cooking cooking, and the realtionship of STEM to cooking.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters: Veronica Dayag, M.A., Associate Director
Evelyn Sussaman, Senior Teacher

STEM Environments

Did you miss the tour at our annual ECSTEM Conference?  Are you interested in learning more about designing and implementing STEM environments for your students? Join us for a tour of the Children's Center at Caltech and an encore presentation to learn more about STEM in your classroom!

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenter:  Monica Dolan, Lead Teacher

Cause and Effect in Infancy: An exploration of Force and Movement

Children are innate scientists!  They need multiple opportunities to explore, experiment, make predictions, reflect, and draw conclusions.  Join us for an inside look into how the infant classroom integrates STEM into the curriculum.  Discover how intentional environments encourages active exploration to construct knowledge about cause and effect with an emphasis on force and movement.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 (9-12pm)
Presenters: Eloisa McGah, Lead Teacher
Melissa Samples, Lead Teacher


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 (Veronica D.)

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