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Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TNELDS)

Location: Tennessee, US
Authors: Tennessee Department of Education

The Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards for children birth to forty-eight months provide a developmentally appropriate framework for parents and caregivers to work together to provide meaningful interactions and activities so that even the youngest children can develop to their fullest potential. The Standards provide samples of the ways developmental skills may be demonstrated and observed during routines, play, and transitions.

Among other things, the Standards provide a resource for guiding the design, selection and implementation of a high quality curriculum and a guide for planning meaningful experiences and instructional activities which enable children to meet the Standards. The Standards also provide a framework of developmental milestones for all children regardless of language, background, or diverse needs and a template for planning professional development opportunities.

For more information, visit the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TNELDS) website.

HiMama’s work involves collaborating with early care and education associations to support their efforts in teacher empowerment and parent engagement.