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Early Learning Standards Resources

2020 Colorado Academic Standards for Preschool 

The State Board of Education approved revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards, including those for preschool, in the summer of 2018. These standards must be adopted by school districts by the 2020-21 school year.

  • Click here for more information on the 2020 standards implementation process.
  • Click here to explore the standards online.
  • Click here for PDF downloads of the preschool standards by academic area.. 

Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe the trajectory of children's learning and development from birth to age eight. They include a broad description of children's growth to ensure a holistic approach to creating positive early childhood environments. These guidelines supplement the Colorado Academic Standards for preschool, and their development was informed by the Head Start Child Development & Early Learning Framework.

2009 Colorado Academic Standards for Preschool Support

Colorado Preschool Program staff developed these support documents to help link the 2009 Colorado preschool academic standards with the early childhood best practices that are already present in high quality early childhood care and education settings. These documents will no longer be available after the transition to the 2020 academic standards, but may continue to be helpful during the transition.

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