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Education and child development refer to the activities, experiences, and practices that support child development across developmental domains. Program services are premised on the philosophy that the relationship between the child, family, and caregivers is central to children’s learning and healthy growth and development and that program services must be developmentally appropriate and individualized for each child.

Chicago Early Learning Standards Curriculum and Assessment tools

School-Readiness Goals— All programs must establish school readiness goals. At a minimum, goals must be established in each of the following domains: language and literacy development, cognition, general knowledge, approaches toward learning, physical well-being and motor development, and social and emotional development.

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines

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Illinois Early and Development Standards

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Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (HSELOF)

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Quarter 3 (Mar - May)

• Review lesson plans for appropriate curriculum planning and implementation.

• Conduct second home visit.

• Conduct second Parent Conference.

• Ensure COPA and GOLD data is accurate for children & teachers assigned to classes, funding sources, age, class/grade, home language survey (ages 3 –5 only) primary language, & children with IFSP/IEPs.

• Finalize spring child assessment.

• Complete and submit Outcome Analysis Report (including Readiness Report and analysis of Fidelity scores).

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