Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines, which align the learning and developmental progressions for children ages 3-6 in the domains of approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics. The Guidelines are designed to equip early learning providers and kindergarten teachers with a set of shared expectations for children’s learning and development in these domains, and our hope is that they help to foster shared approaches to developmentally appropriate and culturally-responsive classroom practices across the PreK-K spectrum.

The Guidelines, as well as a set of supporting resources, can be accessed on the Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines web page.

The launch of the Guidelines web page is the first of a multi-step process for helping early learning providers access and make use of the Guidelines. We will have hard copies as well as versions translated into Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese available  in the very near future. Additionally, ODE and ELD staff will conducting trainings on how to effectively use the Guidelines throughout the state, and will be working to create professional development resources to help support implementation. Please check the Guidelines web page for regular updates.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Guidelines, please contact Brett Walker with the Early Learning Division at 503.378.5160 or by email at brett.walker@state.or.us.

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