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Texas Early Learning Pathways

Texas Early Learning Pathways
Texas Early Learning Pathways provides an alignment of the Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines and the Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines.   This document highlights developmental milestones for children from birth to age 5 in the areas of social & emotional development, language & communication, cognitive development, and physical health & motor development.
 
As a guide for caregivers, parents, administrators, and staff developers, Texas Early Learning Pathways aims to do the following:
  • highlight important developmental milestones from birth to age 5
  • illustrate how very early development relates to subsequent school readiness
  • provide recommendations for activities and caregiver behaviors that support children’s healthy development
  • serve as a starting point for conversations about children’s growth and how loving, caring adults can support their development
 

Table of Contents

  • Pathways of Social and Emotional Development

    • Trust, Emotional Security, and Relationships with Others to Social Competence
    • Self-Awareness to Self-Concept
    • Self-Regulation to Self-Control

 

  • Pathways of Language and Communication 

    • Listening and Understanding to Language and Communication Development
    • Communication and Speaking to Language and Communication
    • Emergent Literacy to Emergent Literacy: Reading
    • Emergent Literacy to Emergent Literacy: Writing

 

  • Pathways of Cognitive Development 

    • Exploration, Discovery, and Memory to Science
    • Exploration, Discovery, and Memory to Social Studies
    • Exploration, Discovery, and Problem Solving to Mathematics
    • Imitation and Make Believe to Fine Arts

 

  • Pathways of Physical Health and Motor Development 

    • Health and Well-Being to Personal Safety and Health
    • Gross Motor to Gross Motor
    • Fine Motor to Fine Motor

 

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