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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.




Force and Motion with an Emphasis on Spatial Awareness: An Investigation with Infants

Infants are curious learners.  They enjoy investgating and exploring how materials and their bodies fit into different spaces.  This workshop will give an insight into how force and motion was implemented in to a curricuum for infants and will showcase ideas for your classroom.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters: Amanda Lawson, Lead Teacher
Angeline Piccaso, CCC Educator


Mathematics in Early Childhood: From Infants to Preschool

Join us for this hands on workshop as we explore mathematical concepts with young children.  With a focus on games, literacy, units of measurement, graphs, and more, you will be inspired to take ideas into your classroom.  Be ready to discuss the "M" in STEM.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters:  Susan Wood, Executive Director
Veronica Dayag, STEM Curriculum Coordinator


Deconstructing Literacy: A depper Look at Early Literacy Comprehension

Join us as we learn about discussing with children the components of books.  Talking about the author, illustrator, plot & characters while using venn diagrams to support these concepts are a few ideas we will   examine.  We will also look at the pricipals of story writing through the use of wordless books and dramatic play.

.Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Children's Center at Caltech

Presenter: Susan Wood, Executive Director



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