Ages 3–5

The content for the 3 -5 age group is anchored on the 2015 Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF). This  content was then aligned to the 2020 Preschool Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). For instances in which content exists in the CAS but not in the ELOF, these indicators were added to each domain.Each early learning and development domain is introduced with a brief narrative overview discussing what is expected for children within this age group. Development during this age group should be viewed as a progression. The indicators should be expected by age 5 years and the examples are behaviors you might see at any time during this age range depending on a child’s development.

Indicators that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards are noted with an asterisk (*) throughout each domain.