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2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards

2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards

The Illinois Early Learning Project has launched a convenient HTML version of the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) that allows users easy access from a variety of platforms. The HTML version includes a handy drop-down feature that shows the Example Performance Descriptors for most standards.

Additional Resources

  • Goals, Standards, and Benchmarks
    A complete HTML list of goals, standards, and benchmarks from the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
  • IELDS Crosswalks
    • 2002–2013 benchmarks: Helps teachers replace the 2002 benchmarks in their older lesson plans with equivalent or similar 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development benchmarks.
    • Birth to 3 Guidelines–IELDS: Shows how many areas of early learning and development from birth to age 3 come together to influence when and how the child attains and demonstrates development and learning goals and standards from age 3 to kindergarten.
    • Kindergarten–IELDS: Compares Illinois Early Learning Standards Kindergarten with the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards in five areas: social studies, physical development and health, the arts, English language home language development, and social/emotional development.
    • Head Start–IELDS: Compares Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Domains and Elements with the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
  • Tip Sheets Aligned to 2013 Benchmarks
    The IEL Project has revised 72 Tip Sheets to align them with the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. The revisions are available in HTML and PDF form. Order printed versions of all 72 Tip Sheets through our special online form.
  • Early Learning Benchmark Videos are now aligned with the 2013 benchmarks. Several of the 39 videos provide examples of incorporating math benchmarks into young children’s daily activities and routines.
  • Adapted lesson plans help teachers tailor their lessons to young children with a variety of learning needs, such as a young 3-year-old, an English-language learner, a child exhibiting challenging behavior, or children needing communication or mobility supports.
  • IEL FAQ: What Do Parents Need to Know About the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards?
  • IEL FAQ: How Can Active Games Help Children Meet Math Benchmarks?
  • The Illinois Projects in Practice website has revised:
    • five project guides (in English and Spanish) to align them with the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. The guides are a set of resources intended to help teachers at any level of experience implement the Project Approach. Each guide includes a table listing benchmarks that are addressed by project activities—showing how specific activities address those benchmarks.
    • four lesson planning aids for projects to align them with the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. The lesson aids are designed to be quick, adaptable references for teachers who wish to use the Project Approach but are required to create lesson plans ahead of time.

Print Version

llinois Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool (ages 3 to kindergarten enrollment age)

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