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Learning Standards for Early Childhood

Infant/Toddler; Pre-Kindergarten; Kindergarten; Grade 1 and Grade 2

Pennsylvania's Learning Standards for Early Childhood are research-based according to age and development, and form the foundation for curriculum, assessment, instruction and intervention within early care and education programs.

The 2009 Infant, Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten and the 2007 Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 Standards were revised to reflect current research-based content and integration, and to align with the Pennsylvania Core Standards. The 2014 Pre-Kindergarten and 2016 Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 standards mirror the standards found on the Standards Aligned System (SAS) in the learning domains of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (including Environment and Ecology), Social Studies, and Social and Emotional Development. Refinements also have been made to: Partnerships for Learning (Family Engagement); Approaches to Learning Through Play; Creative Thinking and Expression; and Health, Wellness and Physical Development.

Copies of the Learning Standards for Early Childhood can be purchased (Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 available Summer 2016)

Access the Spanish translation of the 2014 Infant/Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards for Early Childhood.

For more information, please contact Maryanne Olley at or 717.214.8434.

Early Learning Standards Posters

Early Learning Standards Posters Are Now Available for Purchase

Posters that accompany the Revised 2009 Infant/Toddler Standards, the Revised 2009 Pre-kindergarten Standards and the Revised 2009 Kindergarten Standards are now available for purchase as an individual package without the Standards booklets.