Early Learning Resources
OPSI is committed to inclusive, asset-based policies and practices that increase equitable access to high-quality early learning opportunities within schools and local communities. The following resources are suitable for children from birth through third grade.
The state Department of Early Learning (DEL), in partnership with OSPI and Thrive by Five Washington, published the Early Learning and Development Guidelines for children from birth through third grade. The guidelines replace the Early Learning and Development Benchmarks, which were first created to outline what children know and are able to do at different stages of their development.
This document was created for educators to support a smooth transition for students who are just beginning their formal education or who may have experienced disruptions to their early education due to COVID-19.
Literacy & Learning Pathways
- Early Literacy Pathways
- Social Emotional Learning Pathways | (Spanish) | (Somali)
- Learning Pathways in Numeracy: Addressing Early Numeracy Skills | (Spanish)