COLORADO'S EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

Colorado’s Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe a child’s learning and development from birth to 8 years old.

The Guidelines provide practical tips and fun ideas that anyone can use to support young children’s healthy development!

Find expert information that is based on the latest research. You’ll learn about child development at each age and find a series of fun and informational videos.

DOWNLOAD THE EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

A resource to help us all better understand how we can support children’s healthy development and learning at every age, birth through age 8.

0-4 MONTHS

Learn about how babies grow and change in the first few months of life. Find this video and others here.

4-8 MONTHS

Learn about how babies this age are exploring their world with their mouths and by moving their bodies. Find this video and others here.

9-18 MONTHS

As older babies become able to crawl and walk, they have new and exciting experiences that help them learn. Find this video and others here.

19-36 MONTHS

Toddlers are gaining independence. They are learning how to have control over the environment and often want to do things on their own. Find this video and others here.

3-5 YEARS

At this age, kids are building important skills that will help them be successful in school and in their life and relationships. Find this video and others here.

KINDERGARTEN - 3RD GRADE

For children this age, their learning is becoming more formal and focused on academic subjects. Find this video and others here.

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY

No matter how we interact with young children — whether we’re child care providers, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, or early childhood professionals — we can all help give Denver kids a strong start!

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