Early Childhood Resources

As a parent or guardian, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. One important point to remember – a child learns more in the first 3 years of life, than at any other time. Every moment of every day is a learning experience.

Louisiana’s Birth to Five Early Learning & Development Standards (ELDS)

How to Read the ELDS   download-btn

Birth to Five ELDS           download-btn

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness Definition (English)     download-btn

Is Your Child Ready to Read?     download-btn

Read Alouds     download-btn

Inclusive Services for Special Needs Children

Early Childhood Inclusion     download-btn

Early Childhood Transition Process (English)      download-btn

Early Childhood Transition Process (Spanish)     download-btn

Developmental Milestones

Milestones develop in a sequential fashion so this means that a child will need to develop some skills before he or she can develop new skills. Each milestone that a child acquires builds on the last milestone developed. To find out more information about age-appropriate developmental milestones click on a specific age below.

Early Childhood Resources

NAEYC for Families – the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children

Quality Start Child Care Rating System: A Louisiana Initiative

Checklist for Selecting the Right Child Care



Parent's Policies and Procedural Manual



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