CT ELDS Introductory Training

Reflective and Intentional Teaching: An Introduction to Using the CT ELDS to Guide Your Practice


This session is designed to build knowledge of the CT Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) as the foundation for supporting young children from birth to age five. This training is appropriate for early care and education providers across a variety of types of settings. Participants will gain an understanding of the Guiding Principles of the CT ELDS, explore how current practices support those dispositions that are connected to lifelong learning and learn about the purpose and structure of the CT ELDS. Participants will plan for beginning use of the CT ELDS and next steps in professional learning.

This training focuses on Core Knowledge and Competency Level 1 in the following areas:
• Domain 1 (Promoting Child Development and Learning)
• Domain 2 (Using Developmentally Effective Approaches for Facilitating Experiences)
• Domain 3 (Building a Meaningful, Planned Program of Learning and Development)