1 South Carolina Early Learning Standards South Carolina Early Learning Standards 2017. The South Carolina Early Learning Standards may be freely South Carolina Early Learning Standards Interagency reproduced without permission for non-profit, educational Stakeholder Group. purposes. CO-CHAIRS, SC-ELS INTERAGENCY STAKEHOLDER Electronic versions of this report are available from the following GROUP websites: Noelle McInerney Division of Early Care and Education South Carolina Department of Social Services Penny Danielson Suggested citation: South Carolina Early Learning Standards Office of Early Learning and Literacy Interagency Stakeholder Group.
2 (2017). South Carolina Early South Carolina State Department of Education Learning Standards . Columbia: Author WRITERS Funding for this document was provided by the South Carolina Meir Muller Department of Social Services using federal funds from the College of Education Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, University of South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the South Nancy Freeman, Professor Emerita Carolina Head Start Collaboration Office using federal funds College of Education from the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and University of South Carolina Families.
3 Department of Health and Human Services EDITORS This document was adapted from The North Carolina Beverly Hunter Foundations for Early Learning and Development with Division of Early Care and Education permission from the North Carolina Division of Child South Carolina Department of Social Services Development and Early Education and the North Carolina Jennifer Anderson Department of Public Instruction. Office of Early Learning and Literacy South Carolina State Department of Education MANAGER. Angela Baum College of Education University of South Carolina DESIGNER. Christopher Sleeme Propulsion Squared TABLE OF CONTENTS. APL.
4 South Carolina Early Learning Standards Acknowledgements 4. Organization of This Document 6. ESD. Using the Goals and Developmental Indicators 10. Domains, Subdomains, and Goals Overview 11. Domains of Development Approaches to Play and Learning (APL) 17. Emotional and Social Development (ESD) 35 HPD. Health and Physical Development (HPD) 53. Language Development and Communication (LDC) 73. Mathematical Thinking and Expression (MTE) 101. Cognitive Development (CD) 117 LDC. Appendix SC-ELS Interagency Leadership Team 141. SC-ELS Interagency Stakeholders Group 141. Understanding the South Carolina Early Learning Standards 144.
5 How to Use the South Carolina Early Learning Standards 148. Success in School 153. Frequently Asked Questions 159. MTE. 3. Citations and Resources 162. CD. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS NATIONAL EXPERT CONSULTANTS. In 2013, the South Carolina State Child Care Administrator's Sharon Lynn Kagan Office at the Division of Early Care and Education in the SC Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Department of Social Services (SCDSS) authorized and funded Family Policy, Teacher's College, Columbia University South Carolina Early Learning Standards the revision of the Infant-Toddler Guidelines and the Good Start, Grow Smart Early Learning Standards .
6 That effort led to the Catherine Scott-Little creation of the South Carolina Early Learning Standards (SC- Associate Professor of Human Development and Family ELS) a single document that describes children's development Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Learning from birth to age five. The Division of Early Care and Education and the Office of Early Learning and Literacy in the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) provided co- leadership for this initiative and have contributed critical advice, oversight, and vision on the ELS and its implementation. Many individuals from across the state devoted their time and expertise to this task force.
7 We are grateful to everyone's work on this important resource for our state. These Standards are based on the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development. We thank the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for granting South Carolina their permission to rely heavily on their work in the development of this resource. These South Carolina Standards differ from the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development in that they include Mathematical Thinking and Expression as a separate domain. Thank you to Mary Ruzga, Mathematics Education Associate, from the Office of Standards and Learning at the SCDE.
8 And Sandra Linder, Associate Professor of Early Mathematics at Clemson University for guidance in the math domain. This publication is dedicated to South Carolina's Early childhood professionals and the teachers who nurture and support the development of many young children who are in school or in care while their families work. 4. SOUTH CAROLINA Early Learning PUBLIC COMMENT. Standards EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. South Carolina Early Learning Standards The team provided opportunities for public comment on the Jennifer Anderson South Carolina Early Learning Standards (SC-ELS) from Director, Office of Early Learning and Literacy May 6, 2016 to May 22, 2016; September 9, 2016 to October South Carolina State Department of Education 10, 2016; and from February 1, 2017 to February 15, 2017.
9 Feedback was received from over 200 individuals including Angela Baum teachers of infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds; 3K, 4K, and 5K. Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education teachers from public and private settings; teachers of children University of South Carolina in grades 1-4; Head Start administrators; public school and district-level administrators; directors of child care programs;. Penny Danielson, ELS Revision Co-Chair literacy, instructional, and reading coaches; higher education Team Lead, Child Development Educational Program faculty members; and parents and grandparents of young South Carolina State Department of Education children.
10 Nancy Freeman, Co-writer Professor Emerita University of South Carolina Beverly Hunter, Project Manager Program Manager, ABC Quality Rating and Improvement System, Division of Early Care and Education, SCDSS. Noelle McInerney, ELS Revision Co-Chair Program and Policy Lead, Division of Early Care and Education South Carolina Department of Social Services Meir Muller, Lead Writer Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education University of South Carolina Principal, Cutler Jewish Day School Also serve as members of the SC-ELS Interagency Leadership Team and Stakeholder Group 5. ORGANIZATION OF THIS DOCUMENT a general area or aspect of development that children make progress on from birth to age five) for the domain, and the The SC-ELS Goals and Developmental Indicators describe Developmental Indicators (more specific statements of expectations for what children will learn, starting with infancy and expectations for children's Learning and development that covering all ages through kindergarten entry.