Location: Michigan, US
Authors: Michigan State Board of Education
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.
For more information, visit the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality website.