Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards: Order WMELS


Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards book downloads:

English Version  2014 - 4th edition (pdf) NEW!


Spanish version 2009 - 2nd edition (pdf)


Hmong version (pdf)

Early Literacy Update (pdf) section replacement, English version

In the fall of 2011, the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) Early Literacy Section was reviewed to assure that it was in line with current best practices. Concurrently, the adoption of the Common Core State Standards by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provided an opportunity to further align early childhood and academic standards. The stand-alone Early Literacy Update & Alignment documents were created for those who already have the 2011 Third Edition document and only need the updated sections.

Alignment of Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards with: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics and Common Core Essential Elements (pdf)

Live Binder Professional Learning on Demand: Guidance on setting learning expectations in language and early literacy for 4K that reflect both the WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and the Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts (CCSS-ELS). Includes resources on using recommended practice and research, local data, and alignment documents that show WMELS and CCSS-ELA for birth-5, kindergarten and first grade.

Order Information:

Child Care Information Center (CCIC) website - The WMELS books are available in English & Spanish from the CCIC. The cost is $3 each with a minimum order of 3 books for a $9 total which must be prepaid.

CCIC sends both the Early Literacy Update & the Alignment publication with every Spanish 2nd edition WMELS book ordered, at no extra charge. The 4th edition includes those two updates in the text.

Free WMELS bookmarks & posters & hard copies of the Alignment booklet are also available. CCIC accepts orders the following ways:

Questions? Please contact the Child Care Information Center directly.