The Missouri Early Learning Standards were created to cover a broad spectrum of education. The guide has created developmentally appropriate learning, focusing on literacy, math, physical development, health and safety, science and social and emotional standards. The standards have been created through extensive research about children and development. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education emphasise that each child is unique in their development, and therefore the standards are a guide, and not a strict curriculum. The information obtained by the teachers through their observation can be analysed to customize and engage teaching to the individual needs of children.
To access the guidelines in PDF and for more information visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.