Welcome to the Early Learning & Development Guidelines Video Series

The video series below is based on the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELDG) and describe the path of children’s learning and development from birth to eight years old. They’re designed so that everyone who cares for young children can play an important part in giving Colorado’s kids a healthy start. They are a helpful resource whether you’re a first-time parent or caregiver — or an experienced professional. The Guidelines describe kids’ abilities at certain ages and offer tips for how adults can help develop and support those abilities. For more information, visit earlylearningco.org.

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0-4 Months
Bonding & Trust

4-8 Months
Communication

4-8 Months
Growing Up

4-8 Months
How They Think & Learn

4-8 Months
Learning & Interacting

9-18 Months
Communication

9-18 Months
Feelings & Emotions

9-18 Months
Growing Up

9-18 Months
How They Think & Learn

9-18 Months
Learning & Interaction

19-36 Months
Communication

19-36 Months
Emotions

19-36 Months
Grow & Stay Healthy

19-36 Months
How They Think & Learn

19-36 Months
Learning & Interaction

3-5 Years
Communication

3-5 Years
Health & Physical Activity

3-5 Years
How They Think & Reason

3-5 Years
Imagination

3-5 Years
Interaction & Feelings

3-5 Years
Preparing for School

3-5 Years
Understanding Our Society

6-8 Years
Academics

6-8 Years
Creativity

6-8 Years
Health & Physical Activity

6-8 Years
Social Skills