The Illinois early learning and development standards (IELDS) provide reasonable expectations for children’s growth, development, and learning in the preschool years. When used as part of the curriculum, the IELDS provide guidance to teachers in early childhood programs to create and sustain developmentally appropriate experiences for young children that will strengthen their intellectual dispositions and support their continuing success as learners and students. The age-appropriate benchmarks in the IELDS enable educators to reflect upon and evaluate the experiences they provide for all preschool children.
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This year Player School teachers are focusing on 10 Power Standards that were taken from the list of Illinois Early Learning Standards. These 10 standards are viewed as some of the most crucial in their domains to be addressed. The teachers felt like these standards are reviewed most often and it is our goal to make sure the students master these in particular before going on to kindergarten.
1.A.ECa Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions. (Listening)
1.E.ECc With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.(Speaking)
4.D.ECb With teacher assistance, demonstrate understanding of the one-to-one correspondence of letters and sounds. (Reading)
5.B.ECa With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic. (Writing)
6.A.ECa Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.A.ECe Differentiate numerals from letters and recognize some single-digit written numerals.
8.A.ECa Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
30. A.ECb Use appropriate communication skills when expressing need, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECd Begin to understand and follow rules.
30.C.ECc Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.