During this COVID-19 pandemic, many families, caregivers, and teachers are considering how to support young children’s learning. To address this question, an abridged version of the Essential Considerations Section of the Iowa Early Learning Standards – 3rd ed. is provided for quick reference. It is suggested to review the specific topical areas of The Role of Relationships in Learning, The Importance of Physical and Mental Health, The Importance of Play, and The Role of Technology and Interactive Media. Each of these topics will provide a high-level overview of important considerations for supporting young children’s development and learning. Please note, these will not tell readers what to teach but instead details to consider and pay attention to when supporting learning opportunities. Also, this document does not replace the Iowa Early Learning Standards.
This PDF was developed to meet 508 compliance.