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ERIC Number: ED588488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Early Learning and Science Standards. CSAI Update
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation
Standards for early learning (e.g., children ages 0-5; prekindergarten, preschool, and younger) vary widely in their technical quality and specificity. The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) recently conducted a literature review to determine the landscape in early learning standards and science, specifically centered on the topics of engineering and domain-specific learning. Though many sources noted that inquiry-based learning activities are the natural domain of young children, very few studies or articles refer specifically to engineering or design-based processes and terms. In addition to the literature review, CSAI also conducted a scan of states' early learning standards to determine which states were incorporating more detailed recommendations in science for their early learners. This report is divided into the following three sections: This report is divided into three sections: (1) References: State Early Learning Science Standards; (2) References: Early Learning and Science Standards; and (3) References: Inquiry-Based Learning for Young Children.
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation at WestEd. 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Fax: 415-615-3200; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI); WestEd
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B050022A