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Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

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This course provides an overview of the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines and an introduction on how to use the guidelines to support children's growth and learning. 

Clock Hours: 1 hour

Counts Toward
Level 2 clock hours

Course Delivery Method
Online, self-paced course

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the importance of quality early care and learning experiences
  • Identify supportive activities for a child who displays indicators described in the Early Learning and Development Guidelines 
  • Draft a curriculum that aligns with the Early Learning and Development Guidelines
  • Describe how using the Early Learning and Development Guidelines can help improve your Colorado Shines Quality Rating

CGDL 1.1. Identifies and gives examples of the different developmental domains including cognitive, physical, language, social/emotional, and creative.  
CGDL 1.2.  Prepares environments and implements the planned experiences addressing the needs of individual children across the developmental domains and across the ages that will be included in those environments. 
TP 7.1. Identifies a variety of equipment, learning opportunities, and experiences to promote the physical development of all children. 
TP 15.1. Identifies strategies to encourage children to communicate with each other and with adults in both English and home languages.

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This course contains audio.

Last updated: April 8, 2019

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