Providers contracted to offer School Readiness (SR) services for children ages birth through age four must use a research-based curriculum, approved by the FL Office of Early Learning for compliance with the Early Learning and Development Standards. The list of approved curricula is linked below.
School Readiness providers must also use an age-appropriate character development curriculum. The curricula list indicates which core curricula are also approved for character development. The ELAC provides an additional list of approved character-development curricula (below).
Evidence such as weekly lesson plans, observations, and children’s current displayed work serve to document curriculum implementation. Provider specialists offer support and guidance for teachers regarding developmentally appropriate practices and lesson plan design. Additional support and training in planning and best practices is offered by a Curriculum Coordinator and others in the program team. Training specific to the use of a particular curriculum is the responsibility of the SR provider.
For assistance in curriculum selection and help in locating needed training, contact Training and Curriculum Coordinator, Andi Lybrand. Well designed and implemented curriculum is central to an effective early learning program. Our goal is to partner with directors, teachers, and family child care home providers to continually improve curriculum practices for the benefit of the young children in our community.