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:
- Social & Emotional Development
- Approaches to Learning
- Health & Physical Development
- Language & Literacy Development
- Creative Arts
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.
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 Nebraska’s Children Need Us to Know
NDE links to supplemental information:
External links to supplemental information:
- Answers for Families
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Learning
- CLAS: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
- Growing Ideas Tip Sheets
- How Adults Can Support Children’s Growth and Learning
- National Early Childhood Transition Center
- Pre-K Now Virtual Classroom Tour
- Preschool Assessment: A Guide to Developing a Balanced Approach
- NECTAC, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
- Teaching Tolerance
For further information about the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, please contact Emily Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-557-6893.