The Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Early Learning Guidelines for Birth to 3 are a resource that • supports the learning and development of infants and toddlers and enhances the quality of early care and education for infants and toddlers. • provides a common conceptual framework for communicating across different settings, programs and systems that influence the early growth and development of young children. • includes indicators, examples and suggested strategies that parents and family members can use to better understand and support their children’s development during these early formative years. • provides guidance for other caregivers and teachers in planning and implementing appropriate curriculum and assessment including some caregiver strategies to support growth and development. • identifies the desired learning outcomes that quality instruction and assessment need to address.