Lisa Roy, Ed.D.
Executive Director Colorado Department of Early Childhood
With support from Trust For Learning, Early Milestones Colorado new policy brief: Making the Case for Ideal Learning in Colorado connects and evaluated alignment between the Principles of Ideal Learning with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELDGs). Building on the 2019 report on Ideal Learning in Colorado, Early Milestones mapped existing programs across the state, and produced a new brief to make the case for expanded use of these models.
For ideal learning to be equitably accessible to all families in Colorado, broader use in public and publicly-funded classrooms throughout the state is needed. Thus, this report also offers a practical roadmap to quality ideal learning, ensuring that all children benefit from supportive, whole child, and student-centered learning environments, as well as answer several questions:
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