Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences

The Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences is designed to be used by educators and program administrators in planning and evaluating curriculum for children in preschool and Kindergarten in early education and care programs.

Core principles of the guidelines

There are seven principles that should serve as a guide in understanding and implementing the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences:

  • All young children are capable of learning.
  • Children show individual differences in development.
  • Knowledge of child growth and development is essential for program development and implementation.
  • Children’s language skills are the best predictors of academic success.
  • Developmental domains are highly interrelated.
  • Young children learn by doing.
  • Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children.

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