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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.





Exploring Programming Through Music and Movement with our Youngest Learners

What is programming? How do you introduce this concept to young learners? Join us as we discuss a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on introducing programming through music an mmvoement to infants.  Have fun!  Get inspired! Take with you a variety of techniquest and curriculum possibilities that will help you incorporate programming into your curriculum through music, movement and storytelling

Saturday, June 08, 2019 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenters: Eloisa McGah, Lead Teacher
and Tricia Lau, Senior Teacher



 Scale and Structure

Join us as we investigate Scale and Structure with toddlers.  We will dive into our journey with our future engineers as we explore how things are constructed and examine size.  We will provide you with age appropriate activities to expand their experience and support your own curriculum development.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 (9am-12pm)
The Children's Center at Caltech
Presenter: Amanda Lawson and Diana Ramirez,
Lead Teachers



 Sing, Play, Bounce and Wiggle Creative and Improvised Patterns by Exploring Math in Music

This workshop will awaken, develop and refine innate musicality through STEM based music and movement activities.  This session will encourage you to build a strong foundation for future development of language, social-emotional and motor skills for young children by introducing ear-training, singing games, solfege, finger plays, song-tales, echo-songs, folk dance, and playing with patterns on non-pitched percussion instruments and pitched barred instruments.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 (9-12pm)
Presenters: Dayita Datta, Music Specialist


If interested in an Educator Tour of The Children's Center at Caltech, please call the office at 626.395.6860 to schedule your visit, then please fill out the educator tour form and mail to us at the address below.

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