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The massachusetts early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers

The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers


The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and ToddlersDrafting the Guidelines:Research, Development, Review and Finalization


The massachusetts early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers the grant award
The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: The Grant Award

  • ARRA funded Grant awarded to MassAEYC & partners on March 22, 2010:

    • Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children

      • Marcia Farris

      • Marie Enochty

    • Institute for Education and Professional Development

      • Jody Figuerido

      • Linda Schumacher

      • Marcella Simpson

    • Marilyn Favreau Consulting

      • Marilyn Favreau

    • Quinisigamond Community College

      • Meghan Martin

      • Charlene Mara


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers research
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Research

  • Review of Infant and Toddler Guidelines from States that already have them:

    0-33 Months: 0-5 Years:

    Maine New Hampshire

    Pennsylvania Virginia

    Michigan Tennessee

    Ohio Alabama

    Kentucky Indiana

    North Carolina Wisconsin

    Georgia Iowa

    Florida Kansas

    Mississippi Idaho

    Arkansas Oregon

    Louisiana Washington

    Nebraska Alaska

    North Dakota

    California


The massachusetts early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers consultation
The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Consultation

  • Consultation for Massachusetts was obtained through the Administration of Children and Families Region I Office

  • Provided expertise, resources as well as perspective of other state guidelines

    • Came to Massachusetts twice

    • Consultation by phone as needed

    • Communication through email as needed


The massachusetts early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers consultation and review
The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Consultation and Review

  • Review DPH Early Intervention Competencies

  • Head Start Performance Standards

  • Early Learning Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences

  • NAEYC Accreditation Standards for Infants and Toddlers

  • EEC regulations for infants and toddlers

  • WIC to obtain current information on feeding and nutrition for infants and toddlers


The Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Meetings with National and State Experts

  • MassAEYC and EEC held meeting in April to gather initial input from Infant and Toddler Experts

    • National Experts:

      • Linda Gillespie, Gwen Morgan, Betty Bardige

    • State Experts:

      • DPH, Head Start, Head Start T&TA, Early Intervention, and others

  • MassAEYC and EEC held weekly meetings by phone or in person and communicated by email as needed


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers review and comment phase
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Review and Comment Phase

  • Internal EEC staff including licensing staff gave comment

  • 7 Focus groups across the state were jointly facilitated by MassAEYC and EEC

  • Draft guidelines posted online with a survey from August 22nd to September 21st

  • Over 350 people reviewed and commented on the Guidelines


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers focus groups
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Focus Groups

  • 7 Focus groups across the state were jointly facilitated by MassAEYC and EEC including:

    • MassAEYC family child care conference

    • A focus group in Springfield for Spanish speaking family child care educators

  • Over 260 educators were reached and gave comment

    • Family child care educators

    • Center based directors

    • Infant and toddler educators

    • Higher Education

    • Early Intervention

    • Head Start

    • Other community organizations


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers online survey
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Online Survey

  • Survey posted online with guidelines from August 24 – September 25th

  • 6 demographic questions and 15 content questions

    Sample Question:

    The guidelines are responsive to children with differing

    abilities

    Agree

    Disagree

    Comment


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers online survey1
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Online Survey

  • 75 people responded to the survey


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers content area expansion
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Content Area Expansion

  • Based on comments guidelines were expanded the content in the areas of:

    • Dual language learners

    • Supporting family culture

    • Inclusion and Special needs

    • Home visiting

    • Integration between domains

    • Partnerships with families

    • Biting and Behavior Management

    • Men as teachers


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers issues from the field
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Issues from the Field

  • The document is comprehensive, but educators may not use the document because it is voluminous

  • The document is meant to be a resource to the field, but educators may see it as another requirement


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers next steps
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Next Steps

  • Incorporating Board Comments

  • Resolving format issues

  • Assuring final document is user friendly and companion to preschool guidelines

  • Providing training to the field


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers intent of guidelines
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Intent of Guidelines:

  • Serve as a resource

  • A common tool for discussion, dialogue and sharing between parents, early childhood professionals, and community members about reasonable expectations and practical strategies for all adults who care for and teach young children

  • Contribute to a unified vision for early education and care

  • Create a continuum of learning that links early care and development to later success in school and in life by aligning with the preschool guidelines, proposed common core standards, and K-12 academic standards and grade expectations


The early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers the vote
The Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: The Vote

To achieve the desired alignment and support high quality early education and care, the Department of Early Education and Care recommends that the board approve the proposed Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers


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