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Resources for the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS)

The Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) provide reasonable expectations for children’s growth, development, and learning in the preschool years.

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Resources for the Illinois Early Learning Birth to 3 Guidelines (IELG)

The Illinois 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.

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