Early Learning Content Standards
Early Learning Center teachers follow the Early Learning Content Standards when preparing and executing lesson plans that embed various domains into play-based activities. The Early Learning Content Standards are clearly defined statements and/or illustrations of what all students, teachers, schools and districts are expected to know and be able to do. The Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) Office of Early Learning and School Readiness worked collaboratively with the ODE Office of Curriculum and Instruction in the development of these standards for English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies. By following the Early Learning Content Standards, the teachers are insuring that their students are covering the appropriate and necessary subjects and content to best prepare for kindergarten.