California Preschool Instructional Network

The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) was initiated during the 2003-04 school year by the California Department of Education (CDE). The CPIN is organized utilizing the 11 regions designated by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). There is a Regional Lead, a Special Education Lead, and an English Learner Lead stationed in each of the eleven regions throughout the state of California. To find out about the Regional Leads in your area visit the Find the Regional Leads in Your Area page. Topics include early language and literacy, mathematics, Preschool Learning Foundations, the Desired Results System, school readiness and transition to kindergarten, children with disabilities, and English Language Learners. CPIN provides, facilitates and/or coordinates professional development opportunities for early childhood/school readiness staffs. CPIN supports existing regional communication and collaboration among various early childhood/school readiness providers. CPIN provides and gathers input regarding California Department of Education initiatives. The CPIN is one of many efforts that is focused on the goal of helping all young children in California develop into eager, healthy, and prepared learners who can flourish and succeed in elementary school and beyond.