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Nebraska's Early Learning Guidelines

The Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for 3 to 5 year-olds is under revision.

This exciting resource is available to assist early childhood caregivers/teachers, parents and other adults with information about supporting the learning and development of young children.

Use of the Guidelines is voluntary. The goal is to develop a resource that people want to use. The Guidelines include information about: 1) what you can expect most 3 to 5 year-olds to know and be able to do, and 2) what you can do to provide experiences and environments to support their learning.

The Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines are based on research and evidence about child development and practices that result in the best outcomes for young children. The Guidelines provide information related to seven domains or areas of learning and development:

Training

Early Learning Guidelines training workshops have been created to assist early childhood caregivers/teacher and other adults with information about supporting the learning and development of children. Training is available based on the guidelines for each domain. Learn more.

You can also search the training calendar for information on upcoming workshops, and search the media center for resources to support the various training topics.

Copies of the Early Learning Guidelines are available for download using the links below.

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Ages Birth to 3, English (2005)
Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Ages Birth to 3, Spanish (2005)
Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Ages 3 to 5, English (2013)
Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Ages 3 to 5, Spanish (2005)
Kindergarten Early Learning Guidelines: Language and Literacy, English
Kindergarten Early Learning Guidelines: Mathematics, English
Early Learning Guidelines, Nature Supplement
Foundations for Success: What Nebrasksa's Children Need Us to Know

NDE links to supplemental information:

Results Matter in Nebraska

External links to supplemental information:

To Order

To order copies of the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines complete this order form or contact Tammi Hicken at tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov or 1-888-566-4357.

For further information about the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, please contact Mary Beth Pistillo at marybeth.pistillo@nebraska.gov or 402-557-6893.