ERIC Number: ED480809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Creating the Conditions for Success with Early Learning Standards: Results from a National Study of State-Level Standards for Children's Learning Prior to Kindergarten.
Scott-Little, Catherine; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Frelow, Victoria Stebbins
Early Childhood Research and Practice: An Internet Journal on the Development, Care, and Education of Young Children., v5 n2 Fall 2003
Historically the field of early care and education has focused on one type of standardsprogram standards to define requirements for important features of the services children receive. Recently another type of standards has come to the forefront of early care and education policy and practiceearly learning standards that define expectations for children's learning and development. This article reports the results of a national study undertaken to collect data on early learning standards across the country. Using the position statement on early learning standards recently adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education as a framework for analyzing data from the study, this article presents data on which states have early learning standards, how they were developed, and how they are being used. The article suggests that many of the "conditions for success" described in the position statement are being addressed but also outlines several recommendations for improvements in how early learning standards are developed and implemented. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Position Papers, Prior Learning, School Readiness, State Standards
For full text: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v5n2/little.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
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