DIEEC supports continuous quality improvement for programs using approved assessment and curriculum.  Your Technical Assistant (TA) uses a consultative and coaching approach to collaborate with the administrator/family child care educator to strengthen current practices and to enhance the curriculum and/or assessment to align with the vision of the learning environment of the program. Using a wide array of resources, the program will build an action plan to dig deep into the next steps of using curriculum and/or assessment. This action plan will serve as a road map that will increase the understanding of children’s development and the quality of their experiences.

Please click on the blue box to access approved curriculum and assessments.

What is comprehensive curriculum and why is it important?

Comprehensive curriculum is a written plan that guides the design of children’s goals for learning and development, the experiences children will have to achieve those goals and the way in which adults, both staff and families, will support children’s learning to achieve school success. A sound, comprehensive curriculum is more than a resource guide that contains ideas and activities to do with children in your classrooms or homes. It is evidence-based or relies on what research tells us about the way in which children grow and learn and has many different parts or elements. When these elements work together, they provide early childhood professionals with a framework that helps ensure that children have fun and challenging experiences that are developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate (developmentally appropriate practice-DAP).

Elements of Comprehensive Curriculum

Approved Curriculum

Curriculum listed in this link have been reviewed and approved by the Delaware’s Curriculum and Assessment Task Force.  Each has met the requirements of the Delaware’s Curriculum Rubric.

The framework included in this link provides guidance for implementing curriculum for school-age children.

What is supplemental curriculum?

Supplemental curriculum is designed to support children’s learning in a more specific area such as literacy or mathematics. It is a valuable resource that offers additional ideas to help children learn in a specific domain of the Early Learning Foundations (ELFs).

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list; programs may utilize other curricula, but must provide evidence of implementation

Child Assessment Information

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