ERIC Number: ED437198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut's Preschool Curriculum Framework and Benchmarks for Children in Preschool Programs.
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Incorporating information and perspectives from national and state preschool education standards and other resources, this document presents the guiding principles, program goals, content standards and performance standards for domains of development for preschool children in Connecticut. The four domains are: (1) personal and social development; (2) physical development; (3) cognitive development; and (4) creative expression/aesthetic development. Among the principles guiding the development of this document are the recognition that early learning and development are multidimensional, that young children are capable and competent, that developmental rates vary among individuals, and that knowledge of child growth and development and consistent expectation are essential to maximizing educational experiences for children and to developing and implementing programs. Each developmental domain section delineates program goals to be achieved by completion of preschool, lists program content standards, and examines performance standards for each of the content standards. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Benchmarking, Cognitive Development, Creative Art, Curriculum Development, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Development, Physical Development, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Social Development, State Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Indicators
Note: Cover title varies: "The Connecticut Framework: Preschool Curricular Goals and Benchmarks."