Standards-Curriculum-Assessment Alignment

The revised Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) program standards include a change to the curriculum requirements: At all rating levels, programs will need to obtain and implement a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that is aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) and the Science of Reading for all infant, toddler, and preschool aged children. The new standards will be effective July 7, 2024, and currently rated programs will have until July 1, 2025 to transition to the new requirements.  

Curriculum Review 

Please note: To meet the new SUTQ curriculum requirements, a curriculum must be reviewed for alignment to the Early Learning and Development Standards and to the Science of Reading.  Preschool curricula that have been reviewed and approved as part of the Department's High Quality Instructional Materials are listed on the  Approved List of Core Curriculum and Instructional Materials page and meet the aligment to the Science of Reading requirement for SUTQ. 

Early Learning And Development Standards Curriculum Alignment

The Early Learning and Development Standards curriculum alignment documentation review process is open on a rolling basis. The Curriculum Alignment Submission Details document  provides detailed information about the Early Learning and Development Standards alignment verification process.

Alignment for each curriculum is labeled as either full or partial. Each partially aligned curriculum has a supplemental alignment form showing standards that were not aligned or are not addressed in the curriculum. Programs using a partially aligned curriculum will complete the supplemental alignment form to document the supplemental resources they will use. See below for a list of curricula that have been reviewed. This list will be updated as reviews are completed: 

Curriculum Curriculum
Alignment Form
 Full or Partial Alignment  Supplemental Alignment Form
Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System, Third Edition (AEPS®-3) Completed Form Partial Supplemental Alignment Form
The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 6th Edition Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Guided Edition Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

Experience Early Learning Curriculum Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Frog Street Infant Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Frog Street Threes Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Frog Street Toddler Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Frog Street Pre-K Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Funshine Express Buttercups Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Funshine Express Fireflies Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Gee Whiz Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

HighScope Preschool Curriculum Completed Form Full

Not Applicable

Kiddie Academy Discovering Me (Toddlers) Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Kiddie Academy Life Essentials: Exploring My World (2 Year Olds) Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Kiddie Academy Life Essentials: I Can Do It (3 Year Olds) Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Kiddie Academy Life Essentials: New Beginnings (Infants) Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Kiddie Academy Life Essentials: Ready, Set, Go (4-5 Year Olds) Completed Form Full Not Applicable
Scholastic PreK On My Way Completed Form Full Not Applicable

Assessment Review

The assessment document process is open on a rolling basis. Please read this Assessment Alignment Submission Details document for detailed information about the alignment verification process.

Assessment Alignment Form

Reviewed Assessment Alignments

Coming soon!

Last Modified: 6/25/2024 9:29:04 AM