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WHEN VIEWING ON A TABLET OR MOBILE – DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org Excerpts on pages 19 and 23 are from “Got Standards? Don’t Give Up on Engaged Learn- ing!” Young Children 63 (4): 14–20, by Judy Harris Helm. Copyright © 2008 NAEYC. Reprinted with permission. © 2006, 2014 by Gaye Gronlund All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publica- tion may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechan- ical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition published 2006. Second edition 2014. Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photograph © omgimages/iStock/ThinkStock Interior design by Percolator Typeset in Chaparral Photograph on page 28 by Danielle Vigh. Photographs on pages 152 and 153 (right) by Gail Holtz. Photographs on pages 153 (left), 154, and 155 by Jarrod Green. Printed in the United States of America 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Excerpts on pages 4 and 5 are from “Early Learning Standards: Creating the Conditions for Success,” a position statement by NAEYC and NAECS/SDE (National Association for the Education of Young Children and National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education). Copyright © 2002 by NAEYC. www.naeyc.org/files /naeyc/file/positions/position_statement.pdf. Reprinted with permission. Excerpts on page 12 are from “Early Childhood Education at a Crossroads,” Harvard Educa- tion Letter 21 (4): 1–3, by Deborah Stipek. Copyright © 2005. Reprinted with permission. Excerpts on pages 161–162 are from Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education, a report by Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Christina Weiland, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Margaret R. Burchinal, Linda M. Espinosa, William T. Gormley, Jens Ludwig, Katherine A. Magnuson, Deborah Phillips, and Martha J. Zaslow. Copyright © 2013 Foundation for Child Development. Reprinted with permission. Excerpt on page 162 is from Developing Kindergarten Readiness and Other Large-Scale Assess- ment Systems: Necessary Considerations in the Assessment of Young Children, a report by Kyle Snow. Copyright © 2011 NAEYC. www.naeyc.org/resources/research/kreadinessassessment. Reprinted with permission. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-   Make early learning standards come alive : connecting your practice and curriculum to state guidelines / Gaye Gronlund. — Second edition.        pages cm    Summary: “Updated to reflect current state standards across the country, this new edition provides practical help, support, and clear explanations on how to make early learning standards relevant and useful in your classroom or program” — Provided by publisher.    Includes bibliographical references.    ISBN 978-1-60554-368-0 (paperback)    ISBN 978-1-60554-369-7 (e-book) 1. Education, Preschool—Standards—United States. 2. Education, Preschool—Curricula—United States. 3. Curriculum planning—United States.   I. Title.   LB1140.23.G76 2014   372.210973—dc23                                                             2014007496 Printed on acid-free paper Excerpts on pages 18–19 and 21 are from “Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8,” a position statement by NAEYC. Copyright © 2009 NAEYC. www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSDAP.pdf. Reprinted with permission. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL