The Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards were developed to provide documentation of the continuum of developmental milestones from birth through age 5 based on the research about the processes, sequences, and long term consequences of early learning and development.
The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to make participants’
materials from this summer’s TN Early Learning Developmental Standards early
literacy and language training available to all Tennessee teachers,
administrators, and schools.
The Revised TN Early Learning Developmental Standards for 4 year-olds were written to support teachers, care givers and families who want to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate early learning experiences for children before they begin kindergarten. These standards align directly with the Kindergarten Common Core English Language Arts standards adopted by TN Department of Education in 2011. Helping children develop the concepts documented in these standards will provide them with the foundational skills necessary to their continued growth in kindergarten and beyond. New resources for implementing the new standards are forthcoming.
Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation of the Overview of the Revised TN-ELDS for 4-year-olds.
Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation of the Overview of Language and Early Literacy Revised TN-ELDS for 4-year-olds.
The revised standards are for 4-year-olds only. To access existing set of Early Childhood/Early Development standards for Birth to age 5, please click on the links below to download these helpful PDF documents.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Speech and Language Development
Section 2: Early Literacy
Section 3: Math and Science
Section 4: Social Studies
Section 5: Creative Arts
Section 6: Social and Emotional Development
Section 7: Physical Development
For easy-to-understand booklets that show parents and teachers what they can do to help children develop early learning skills, check out these links:
English Version of Helping Your child Grow - Birth to Three
English Version of Helping Your Child Grow - Three to Five
Spanish Version of Helping Your child Grow - Birth to Three
Spanish Version of Helping Your Child Grow - Three to Five
Common Core Standards
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