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CPP Online Handbook: Individual Learning Plans

The Colorado Preschool Program Rules and Regulations (C.C.R. 6.04) state that each child funded through CPP must have an individualized learning plan. According to the Quality Standards (B-2), this individualized learning plan should:

  • Be developed by a collaborative team, which includes teaching staff, family members, specialists, and/or others requested by the family or program.

  • Focus on multiple domains, including language, cognition, motor development, and social skills.

  • Address priorities applicable to the child’s total day across a variety of settings (home, neighborhood school, community preschool, and/or child care center.)

  • Be developed from a variety of sources of information.

The Individual Learning Plan, or ILP, is not necessarily one single document, but rather an ever-evolving plan developed by families and program staff regarding how a child's interests, learning and development will be supported in a variety of settings throughout the year.

Much like a puzzle, pieces of the ILP are put together as eligibility for the program is established and children are enrolled in programs.

  • New pieces are added as families participate in home visits and conferences.

  • Pieces continue to be provided throughout the year as staff implement the ongoing assessment system required by Results Matter.

  • Through many conversations and activities a picture of the whole child takes shape and the adults who surround that child use this ever-growing understanding to support the child’s development.

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