The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for instructing and assessing dual language learners, ages 2.5-5.5 years, which aligns with existing WIDA ELD Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and corresponds to states' Early Learning Standards. The E-ELD standards, in conjunction with the K-12 ELD standards, will provide WIDA Consortium states a consistent and congruent framework from early preschool through 12th grade. Early childhood programs outside the WIDA Consortium will also be able to readily apply the E-ELD standards to support, instruct, and assess language acquisition of dual language learners because of their direct correspondence with states' Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (Office of Head Start, 2010).
Early Childhood Education
Dual Language Programs