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Mass Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers - Introduction

Active learners Children who learn by “doing,” “participating,” and “playing”
Age ranges Overlapping ages of young children described in four categories: younger infant, older infant, younger toddler, older toddler
Appropriate What is usually expected for a child’s age and ability
Characteristics Individual traits or qualities
Community A social group of any size whose members live in a specific location, share a government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage
Competency Ability to perform a specific task, action or function successfully
Consistent Steady, harmonious, and free from contradiction
Culture Shared attitudes, beliefs, histories, arts, customs, and social or family practices that generally characterize a particular group of people.
Delay Slow to progress in one or more domains of learning
Demonstrate To show clearly
Domain a broad category of children’s learning and development, the overlap and vary by the age of the child.
Educators Males and females who play an important role in supporting learning for infants and toddlers, such as family members, center
Family Refers to the closest relationships that a child has, customarily thought of as a mother or father, but often includes foster family, grandparents and others who are significant in the child’s life
Indicators Describe expected observable behaviors or skills of children
Learning experiences Provide educators with examples of ways to support child’s development
Learning guideline A specific expectation of what children should know and be able to do
Peers Children who are about the same age
Proficiency Mastery of a specific behavior or skill demonstrated by consistently superior performance
Routines A pattern of events or interactions planned and occurring on a regular basis
Transition Time of change or moving children from one activity or place to another
Created by: marylu