The WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) specify developmental expectations for children from birth through the entrance to 1st grade. The standards reflect the domains of a child's learning & development. The domains include: Health & Physical Development; Social & Emotional Development: Language Development & Communication; Approaches to Learning: Cognition & General Knowledge. Each domain is divided into sub-domains which include: developmental expectations, program standards, performance standards & developmental continuum. Samples of children's behavior & adult strategies are also provided.
WMELS detailed description
Based on research and supported by evidence-based practices, WMELS provide a framework for families, professionals & policy makers to:
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