The New York State Early Learning Guidelines

Know How Children Develop

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The New York State Early Learning Guidelines is designed to help all early childhood professionals including students, directors, teachers, and providers. We encourage all Early Childhood Education higher education faculty members to consider utilizing and incorporating these tools in the new semester. Students can purchase individual books directly or your campus bookstore can place a bulk order to sell. Help improve the quality of early childhood education and the lives of young children by enhancing your students' knowledge and skills with these resources.

The New York State Early Learning Guidelines:

  • Lists the developmental milestones children attain between birth and age 5.
  • A resource to refer to when you want to know how children develop.
  • Provides sample strategies to help you bridge your knowledge of child development to your practice.

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