Supporting Children’s Learning and Development

Supporting young children’s learning and development is at the heart of OEC’s mission. OEC has many resources to help providers plan a strong early childhood program and partner with families to support children’s learning. These resources include:

The Relationship Between Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

Early learning standards provide a foundation for making decisions about curriculum and assessment. Planning a coordinated approach to standards, curriculum, and assessment allows teachers to intentionally support young children and partner with families. This graphic shows how these key parts of a high quality early care and education program fit together to form a coordinated approach to supporting learning and development. This document provides additional background information about aligning standards, curriculum, and assessment to build a strong foundation for young children. 

Last updated April 27, 2022