Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines

They offer the adults in children’s lives a “common language” and way to understand children’s development. They are in harmony with the Head Start and ECEAP standards, the core competencies for early learning professionals and child development professionals, the state’s learning standards and common core standards, and “protective factors” for families. They also offer easy ways adults can interact with children to foster their growth. The Guidelines can help parents, child care providers, preschool teachers and kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers join together to support their children’s growth and learning.