The Early Learning and Development Standards describe the concepts and skills children develop and learn along the developmental continuum from birth to kindergarten entry - or the what children should know and do. The OELDS Implementation Guides in each domain provide strategies for teachers to address the standards in developmentally appropriate ways - or the how. The strategies in these guidance documents represent broad approaches to implementation in each strand that include creating rich, engaging environments and intentionally planning experiences to support development and learning. Additionally, the implementation strategies will support teachers in “backmapping” to the standards, enabling them to identify concepts and skills embedded in the standards not only in planned experiences, but also during interactions among and between children and adults, in daily routines and play.
These documents are also available on the Early Childhood Ohio Website
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