New York State Early Learning Guidelines

Knowing about the complex process that is child development will allow you to get to know and appreciate children as the unique individuals they are. In turn, this will support you in making informed decisions about how best to support and promote their development and learning. You will have information you need to be able to decide how to: 

  • Create a welcoming environment that reflects children’s families, interests, cultures, and differing abilities 
  • Build a warm, and trusting relationship with each child and family 
  • Plan and offer learning opportunities that build on children’s current knowledge and at the same time stretch their thinking and extend what they know about themselves, relating to others and the world around them