Below is a list of selected topics and specific resources that may be of interest to teachers and caregivers of young children.
2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) provide reasonable expectations for children’s growth, development, and learning in the preschool years.
Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3 provide early childhood professionals and policy makers a framework for understanding child development by presenting information on what children know and should do and what development looks like in everyday life.
Illinois Prevention Initiative Implementation Manual 2013 is based on the Illinois Birth to Five Program Standards and Quality Indicators. It was compiled to assist program staff in the implementation and continuous improvement of their birth to three programs.
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