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Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood

Pennsylvania's Learning Standards from birth through 2nd grade are the foundation upon which all state-funded early childhood education programs build quality. As Pennsylvania has refined its academic standards for Kindergarten- 12th grade, it will refine its Learning Standards for Early Childhood to align with these new expectations for children at kindergarten entry, with greater attention to cultural, developmental and linguistic appropriateness. Revised Infant/Toddler and Pre-kindergarten Early Learning Standards were released in early July 2014. Revised Kindergarten, First and Second grade