Start Strong with the Early Learning and Development Guidelines

We know parenting can be challenging, but you already have all the skills you need to help your child grow up healthy and happy! The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines can make you feel more confident by offering practical tips, activities and ideas that your family can easily incorporate into everyday routines.

The Guidelines describe a child’s learning and development from birth to 8 years old, and  bring together strategies that align with our deep scientific understanding of how best to support children’s healthy development in the early years.

Visit to access the Early Learning and Development Guidelines. The site includes information about child development at each age, including a series of fun and informational videos that demonstrate how you can support your child’s learning and growth.

You can also check out this video to learn more about the Early Learning and Development Guidelines and how they can support you.



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