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The Office of Early Learning will soon begin work to revise the 2011 Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards-Birth to Kindergarten. These standards reflect the expectations regarding a child’s age-appropriate progress. There will be opportunities for input from state/national experts and early learning stakeholders. The revised standards are anticipated to be approved by the State Board of Education in fall 2017. The Office of Early Learning is committed to providing periodic status updates to coalitions, school districts, providers and other early learning stakeholders.
For questions regarding standards revisions, contact Florida Department of Education, Office of Early Learning: 1-850-717-8696.
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Whether you are a parent, teacher, trainer, administrator or child care provider, you know how important the first years of life are in a child's development.
To help us know what children should understand and be able to do as they move from birth to 5, Florida adopted the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards.
Read, search or download a printable version of the standards here and use them to plan experiences and activities with young children in your care. You will find valuable information and tips for supporting your child's development in the first five years.
Child care professionals now have brand new courses available to them online -- the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: Birth to Five.
The State Board of Education formally adopted the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards on October 18, 2011.
They were created using multiple resources, including the state of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines. It is important to
note that Alaska's guidelines were adapted from Washington state guidelines and revised by Alaskans to meet the unique
concerns of children in their state. We wish to acknowledge Alaska and Washington for their guidance in the work for the
Early Learning and Developmental Standards.