Peter L. Mangione, PhD

Gathering Input to Develop the California Early Childhood Curriculum Review Protocol

WestEd, in collaboration with CDE, is developing a protocol for early childhood educators and caregivers to guide their review and selection of curricula. The protocol will include specific criteria for effective curriculum, such as comprehensive of children's learning and development as described in the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations (IT Foundations) and the California Preschool Learning Foundations (PS Foundations), inclusive of children with disabilities, and responsive to the needs of young dual language learners. It will assist early childhood educators and caregivers in reflecting on their program's curriculum or selecting a new curriculum that meets the learning needs and diverse cultural and linguistic experiences of children in their program. In this session, we will share initial ideas for what this curriculum review protocol could include. We will invite your input on what the curriculum review protocol should include and how it might be used by the early childhood educators and caregivers that you work with throughout California. We will also gather your ideas on how the tool should be designed and organized (e.g., series of reflection questions, checklists, tiers of quality).


Peter-Mangione.pngPeter L. Mangione, PhD

Peter L. Mangione, Ph.D., co-directs WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies. Mangione has provided leadership in the development of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), a national model for training early childhood practitioners. He has led the creation of early learning and development standards and curriculum, infant/toddler and preschool program guidelines, resources for supporting young dual language learners, and early childhood educator competencies. He is one of the principal collaborators in the development the California Department of Education’s Desired Results Developmental Profile. Mangione has served on advisory groups for the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and participated in meetings conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral study at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.