Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
A core component of a high-quality early education experience is that children are provided opportunities, experiences and materials that allow them to engage deeply within developmental/early learning domains to build their school readiness skills. Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning articulates the skills and knowledge young children need to demonstrate by the end of preschool in order to be successful in kindergarten. Using effective curricula helps ensure that children are afforded the opportunities, activities and interactions within the classroom that support their learning and development of critical school readiness skills.
This webpage includes:
- Early Childhood Curriculum
- Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds
- Inclusive Practices
- Instruction Resources
- Family Support