ERIC Number: ED481127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Early Childhood Education Standards.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
In an effort to provide a sound basis for educational accountability for preschool programs, the Arizona Early Childhood Education (ECE) Standards were developed as a framework for literacy-based programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and to provide parents with a basic understanding of indicators of early learning. These standards, to be adopted by Arizona's Family Literacy Programs in July 2004, will be used in combination with to-be-developed standards for English Language Learners and the Parents and Children Together components of family literacy programs and a comprehensive professional development program. This guide details the standards, including their development. The standards are organized within six broad domains: (1) language and literacy; (2) mathematics; (3) science; (4) physical development; (5) health and safety; (6) social and emotional development; and (7) the arts. Within each domain are several components: a rationale statement, a context statement for each standard within each domain, a standard statement, benchmark statements, and corresponding indicators and sub-indicators. Each standard progresses from broad, general statements to specific, measurable delineations of skills and concepts. Standards, related benchmarks, indicators, and sub-indicators are listed in a loose developmental progression from Phase 1 to Phase 3, with Phase 3 describing the ideal experiences and knowledge of entering kindergartners. Included with each indicator or sub-indicator are examples to make the standards more accessible to teachers and parents and an indication of the correlating K-12 standards. The guide concludes with a glossary of relevant terms and concepts. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Behavior Standards, Benchmarking, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Indicators, Emergent Literacy, Family Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, State Standards
Arizona Department of Education, Early Childhood Programs, 1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #15, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Tel: 602-364-1530; Fax: 602-542-2730; Web site: http://www.ade.state.az.us. For full text: http://www.ade.state.az.us/earlychildhood/ecestandards.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona