Learning begins long before children start school and teaching isn’t just for teachers.
No matter how we interact with young children – whether we’re first-time parents, grandparents or involved friends and neighbors – we all play an important role in giving them a great start.
The research-based Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines provide descriptions for what children can know and are able to do so that everyone who interacts with young children can prepare them for a lifetime of success.
- The importance of the early years Learn why early development is so important.
- The Guidelines can help Learn how you can use the Guidelines to support child development.
- Materials for parents & caregivers Print information and tips about child development. Materials are available in English and Spanish and are divided into several age groups.
- Other resources for parents & caregivers Explore other resources to help learn about child development.
Find out more about kids’ learning and development by following the links below. They provide examples of what children typically do at a certain ages and suggestions for how adults can support their development.