DC - Content Standards: Early Childhood

Early Childhood
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DC updated the Early Learning standards in 2008.


The District of Columbia (DC) Infant and Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Standards are intended to be used as a resource to support the development and learning of infants and toddlers being cared for in community based early care programs, family child care, and federally funded programs, such as Early Head Start. They apply for all children, including English language learners, children with disabilities, and children who are developing typically; but children may meet the Standards at different times and in different ways.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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