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Early Learning Standards Resources

Adopted by all Colorado school districts December 2011, the Colorado P-12 Academic Standards include preschool content for the first time.

Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

The academic standards are built into the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, which 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.

Colorado Preschool Academic Standards Support

Colorado Preschool Program staff developed these support documents to help link the new Colorado preschool academic standards with the early childhood best practices that are already present in high quality early childhood care and education settings.


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