The level of quality found in child care largely depends on the knowledge and skills of the adults who work with children. All children are ready to learn from birth and what caregivers do or do not do can help or hinder a child’s success in life. Caregivers need to understand child development and implement developmentally appropriate practices so they can meet children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs. Classrooms and children benefit when teachers understand and use Early Learning Guidelines (ELG), including lower behavior guidance problems and increased school-readiness
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Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers And Twos, Ages 0 through 36 months. DHS Pub. No. 10-23, Revised 7-2018. Can be obtained by calling 1-877-283-4113 or by downloading at www.okdhs.org/library. Click on "Publications", then search for Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers And Twos