Interactive Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five
This tool from Head Start's Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center is "a guide to what children should know and do in five central developmental domains." The domains are:
1) Approaches to Learning ("skills and behaviors that children use to engage in learning" such as self-regulation)
2) Social and Emotional Development
3) Language and Literacy
4) Cognition ("includes reasoning, memory, problem-solving...mathematical thinking and scientific reasoning.") and
5) Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development (includes perception, gross motor, fine motor, and health, safety, and nutrition.)
"The...Framework describes the skills, behaviors, and knowledge that programs must foster in all children...[It] is grounded in a comprehensive body of research about what young children should know and be able to do to succeed in school." Click any box in the tool to learn more.