Inside the Content: The Breadth and Depth of Early Learning Standards

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

C. Scott-Little, S.L. Kagan, V.S Frelow

Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2005
Month: 
March
Abstract: 

Early learning standards collected from 36 states were analyzed to determine to what extent they addressed various dimensions, (i.e., cognition and general knowledge, language and communication, social emotional development, and approaches to learning) and indicators of child development and early learning. Findings indicate that standards vary greatly across states, as does the degree to which these standards address important elements of learning and development. Recommendations for future research are discussed.

Topics: 
Early Learning Guidelines/Early Learning Standards