Summary: This slide deck and infographic build capacity for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten staff to support California’s Universal Prekindergarten and Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P). With comprehensive coverage of early childhood development science and the vital role of play-based learning, these resources empower educators to create enrichment activities that unleash young children’s curiosity.


  • Succinct overview of UPK and ELO-P framework
  • Illuminating examples bringing key concepts to life
  • Concrete guidance on planning and facilitating play
  • Hang vibrant infographic for quick reference
  • Materials to train staff and elevate TK/K programming through developmentally-appropriate, play-centered pedagogy

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chris Hartley at [email protected].