CT ELDS Resources

Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) outline what children from birth to age five should know and be able to do. This page includes the various sections of the CT ELDS and many other related resources.



CT ELDS table of contents

Supplementary materials

 Supporting All Children Using the CT ELDS: 

CT ELDS Alignment Documents

CT ELDS resources for families

The CT ELDS Strategies for Learning at Home include ideas for supporting learning at home and in the community in both English and Spanish. The strategies focus on activities that are likely to be a part of daily routines. There is a document for each of the age bands from the CT ELDS, as well as some extra age bands for infants.

This CT ELDS Learning at Home Planning Grid can be used to plan when strategies might be used as a part of daily routines.

The CT ELDS Action Guides provide an overview of each domain of learning with ideas for supporting infants/toddlers and preschools. The Action Guides are available as a pamphlet that includes both English and Spanish.

Supporting All Children Using the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards: A Guide for Families (Spanish) contains a series of documents that providers can share with families. Documents include an overview of the CT ELDS and handouts for each age range included in the CT ELDS.

Resources for schools

Early Childhood SRBI (Scientifically Research Based Interventions):

Order CT ELDS materials

To order CT ELDS or CT DOTS materials for pick up at one of six locations across the state, complete this online form.

Last updated March 13, 2024