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Early Learning Task Force

Early Learning Standards Task Force Update (May 18th, 2017)

The Department convened the New York State Early Learning Standards Task Force to discuss concerns around the P-2 grades, including standards, program decisions, social emotional needs, and how the content areas/domains work together in the early grades. The Task Force, which includes classroom teachers from Prekindergarten-Grade 2, parents, school administrators, and professors, continues to meet and is now working on recommendations to develop resources and guidance to implement the new standards, including resources on standards, professional development for teachers, and instructional practice.

The Early Learning Standards Task Force recommended the following areas for additional guidance or resources to be developed over the coming months:

  • Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment
  • Instructional Practice (including Developmentally Appropriate Practice)
  • Systems and P-12 School Support
  • Parent Resources
  • Professional Development and Teacher Training
  • Child Development

The work of the Task Force is not complete and the group will meet and work together in the coming months to recommend resources for educators.