The Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality is separated into two separate frameworks, infant and toddler, as well as Prekindergarten. Both set of standards have been developed to ensure high-quality education is offered to all children to ensure proper development for each age range is achieved.
The infant and toddler frameworks works with five main domains, well-being, belonging, exploration, communication, and contribution, to ensure all programs will lead to a positive developmental outcome. The domains, are used as a guide to eliminate the creation of checklists and milestones. The main goals of the infant and toddler standards as physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development for children.
The prekindergarten section of the Early Childhood Standards of Quality aims to provide top quality development for all children aged 3 to 5. It is essential to note, that each child and classroom is unique, the listed standards are to be used accordingly and paired with a wide variety of curriculums created to meet the needs of the children.