|Curriculum and Alignment|
|Alabama||Early Learning Guidelines for children from birth to five include literacy and developmental domains.|
|Alaska||The Department of Education and Early Development provides a curriculum alignment framework for K-10 in reading, writing and mathematics. The K-12 Science Curricular Initiative (AKSCI) provides curriculum frameworks for science.|
|Arizona||Early Learning Standards provide a framework for quality learning experiences for children aged 3 to 5 and include all four core subjects as well as Social/Emotional development, The Arts, and Physical Development, Health and Safety.|
School districts are required to implement a scientifically based K-3 reading curriculum and evidence based interventions.
|Arkansas||Early Childhood Education Framework for ages three and four includes literacy development as well as social/emotional development.|
|California||Pre-Kindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines include all core
subjects, social-emotional development, the arts, health and physical
Requires districts to provide educational continuity from preschool through grade 3, with an integrated, experiential, and developmentally appropriate educational program.
|Colorado||State standards include Pre-K through grade 12. Districts must implement a course of study that begins in Pre-K or Kindergarten and enables students to demonstrate attainment of elementary and secondary education standards.|
|Connecticut||The Early Childhood Guide and Preschool Curriculum Framework provide standards in all core subjects and others including social-emotional competence.|
As of July 1, 2013, the state requires a coordinated system of early care and education that includes appropriate early learning curriculum, standards and assessment tools for children from birth to five aligned with K-12 standards.
|Delaware||Early Learning Foundations for School Success include standards in core subjects as well as emotional and social development, creative arts and approaches to learning.|
|District of Columbia||Early learning standards are provided for infants and toddlers as well as preschool students and include all core subjects as well as social and emotional|
development and approaches to learning.
|Florida||Pre-K standards include literacy as well as approaches to learning, social and emotional development and other domains.Statute requires a K-20 coordinated, seamless system for kindergarten through graduate school education aligned with student performance expectations.|
|Georgia||Early learning standards are provided for every year of a child's life through age 3 and for Pre-K. Standards are aligned to Kindergarten standards and include language and cognitive development as well as emotional and social development and other domains. K-12 uniformly sequenced core curriculum.|
|Hawaii||Curricula are required to be aligned across all grade levels, and specifically address the state content and performance standards.|
|Idaho||Early learning guidelines include all core subjects as well as approaches to learning and social and emotional development and are aligned with standards through third grade.|
K-3 curriculum is required to align with the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan
|Illinois||Early Learning Standards are aligned with K-12 standards and include benchmarks in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Physical Development and Health, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, and Social/Emotional Development|
|Indiana||Foundations for Young Children include standards for children aged birth to five provide standards in all core areas as well as social emotional development.|
|Iowa||Early learning standards for children from birth through pre-K include literacy, mathematics and science as well as social emotional development and other domains. The standards are consistent with current research as well as with national K-12 curriculum standards.|
|Kansas||Early learning standards for children from birth through age 5 include all core subjects as well as social emotional development and other domains.|
|Kentucky||The Kentucky Early Childhood Standards (KYECS) for three- and four-year-old children include all core subjects as well as health, physical education and the arts. Kindergarten standards are aligned with the KYECS, as well as elementary and secondary expectations.|
|Louisiana||Early Learning Guidelines cover children aged birth through three. Prekindergarten standards include all core subjects as well as social/emotional development and are aligned with K-12 standards.|
|Maine||Pre-kindergarten standards and expectations for learning are aligned with grades K-4. The Early Childhood Learning Guidelines align practice across early childhood settings and the early grades.|
|Maryland||State curriculum includes pre-K to grade 12.|
|Massachusetts||Early Learning Guidelines for infants and toddlers include literacy as well as social and emotional development and other domains. State Curriculum Frameworks are all Pre-K through 12.|
Department of Early Education and Care measures the effectiveness of ECE programs, including alignment of preschool curriculum with state learning standards, and preparation of an appropriate kindergarten transition plan.
|Michigan||Early Development and Learning Strands for infants and toddlers are aligned with Early Learning Expectations for Three- and Four-Year-Old Children. The Expectations include all core subjects as well as social emotional development and other domains.|
|Minnesota||Early Learning Standards include literacy, social and emotional development and other domains. The standards are aligned with K-12 academic standards.|
|Mississippi||Standards for both 3- and 4-year-olds in English/Language Arts and Mathematics are aligned with K-12 Common Core Curriculum.|
|Missouri||Early learning standards include literacy, mathematics and science, as well as social and emotional development and other domains.|
|Montana||Early Learning Guidelines cover children aged three to five and include all core subjects as well as social-emotional development and other domains.|
|Nebraska||Early Learning Guidelines cover children aged three to five and include English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Science as well as social & emotional development and other domains.|
|Nevada||Early learning guidelines cover infant and toddler as well as pre-K students and include all core subjects as well as social emotional development and other domains.|
|New Hampshire||Early learning guidelines include literacy and developmental domains.|
|New Jersey||Preschool Standards and optimal teaching practices are outlined for all core subjects as well as social/emotional development and other domains.|
|New Mexico||Early Learning Guidelines for birth through kindergarten include literacy, numeracy, scientific understandings and approaches to learning, among other domains.|
|New York||Prekindergarten standards include literacy, social and emotional development and other domains. Pre-K and Kindergarten programs must adopt curricula aligned with state learning standards and grades 1-12.|
|North Carolina||Early Learning Standards for preschool students include core subjects and emotional and social development, among other domains. The Standards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).|
|North Dakota||Early Learning Guidelines for children aged 3 to 5 include all core subjects, social and emotional development and other domains.|
|Ohio||In 2012 the state adopted Birth – Kindergarten Entry Early Learning and Development Standards in all domains of school readiness. |
|Oklahoma||Early Learning Guidelines for children aged 3 to 5 include all core subjects, social and emotional development and other domains.|
|Oregon||Early Childhood Foundations consist of learning guidelines for children from birth to five. The guidelines include all core subjects as well as social emotional development and other domains.|
The Early Childhood Improvement Program requires efforts to improve kindergarten through 3rd grade curriculum so that it is consistent with research and sensitive to individual differences.
|Pennsylvania||Learning standards for early childhood cover children birth through kindergarten and include all core subjects as well as developmental domains. Pre-K standards are available for all core subjects, and are aligned with K-12.|
|Rhode Island||Early Learning Standards provide guidance on what children should know and be able to do as they enter kindergarten.|
Districts are required to draft a K-3 strategic plan to improve student performance in math, reading and writing.
|South Carolina||Early Learning Standards cover children from age 3 to 5 and include English/Language Arts, Mathematics, social and emotional development and other domains.|
The State Board of Education has been directed to develop a plan including developmentally appropriate curriculum from early childhood education through grade 3. They are required to establish an early childhood initiative which integrates the planning and direction of a half-day program for four-year-olds, parenting program, early childhood assistance program, and school practices in kindergarten through grade three.
|South Dakota||Early Learning Guidelines include all core subjects as well as approaches to learning, social and emotional development and other domains.|
|Tennessee||Pre-K Standards include all core subjects as well as social and emotional development and other domains. The curriculum and program structure for children in pre-K through grade 3 is organized to support developmentally appropriate practice.|
|Texas||State pre-K guidelines were revised in 2008 and include core subjects as well as Social and Emotional Development, The Arts, and Technology.|
|Utah||Early Childhood Core Standards include core subjects as well as Social/Emotional, Creative Arts and Physical/Health and Safety.|
|Vermont||Pre-K standards are available for all core subjects, and are aligned with K-12.|
|Virginia||Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds include all core subjects as well as personal, social, physical and motor development.|
|Washington||Early Learning and Development Guidelines span birth through third grade.|
|West Virginia||Early Learning Standards Framework cover preschool aged children, and contain three core subjects as well as Social and Emotional Development.|
|Wisconsin||Model Early Learning Standards include literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and developmental domains.|
|Wyoming||Early Childhood standards include core subjects as well as Social Emotional Development, Creative Arts and Approaches to Learning|
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