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Field Memos and Guidance Pertaining to Early Learning


Field Memos

Listed field memos pertaining to Early Learning provide updated information and guidance to educators of children from birth to grade 3.




Planning for High-Quality Prekindergarten Programs

This document provides guidance to those responsible for planning and implementing prekindergarten programs for three- and four-year old children. It provides a framework for teachers and others who work with young children to create environments and develop curricula, instruction, and assessment strategies that support children as learners.

Collaborating With Community-Based Organizations

Districts may collaborate with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to provide prekindergarten instruction. Information provided here is intended to serve as a guide to aide in partnership formation and delegation of roles.


The Office of Early Learning is committed to best practices in instruction and assessment for all students. This guidance defines assessment and outlines recommended practices.


The Office of Early Learning receives many questions from school districts and community-based organizations on curriculum for prekindergarten programs. This guidance will provide an overview of the instructional cycle, define evidence-based curriculum, and provide criteria that may be considered when selecting or developing curriculum for prekindergarten programs.

Improving Results for Students with Diverse Needs

The Blueprint for English Language Learners Success and the Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities are statewide frameworks designed to prepare all Multilingual Learners and students with disabilities for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness. We strive to ensure that all students’ individual educational paths and socio-emotional needs are met in multiple languages, leading them to college and career readiness.