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Missouri Early Learning Standards

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Missouri Early Learning Standards

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education along with a broad based group of individuals, whose backgrounds are representative of the early childhood community in Missouri, developed a set of standards of what most children should know and be able to do by the time they enter kindergarten. The standards are intended to be used in a variety of early childhood settings by a variety of people: parents, parent educators, child care providers, Head Start and public/private school teachers, etc. They are consistent with current research and recommendations from other state and national initiatives.

Literacy Standards

Math Standards

Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards

Science Standards

Social and Emotional Standards


**All Teacher and Parent Guides, with the exception of the Bosnian and Spanish, were updated January 2009.