Overview of Wyoming State Early Childhood Standards
The PDF of the standards can be found here:
Wyoming has also released Early Learning Foundations and Guidelines that can be found here:
The state of Wyoming has come along way in the last few years and especially the last year when it comes to an understanding of the importance and supporting Early childhood Education. The state does not have a state-funded preschool program. It does, however, have many programs in place that support the Early Childhood Sector. These programs are getting better every year. "The Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council was created in 2010 and is a collaboration of individuals across multiple disciplines. The council's mission is to serve Wyoming children and families by facilitating statewide collaboration, evaluating the early childhood system, and making recommendations to the governor, lawmakers, and state agencies. Wyoming also has an Early Intervention Council, which focuses on children with special needs." CEELO (2016) In 2013, that state released Early Learning guidelines and foundations( the link to these above). These foundations cover multiple domains.
The Wyoming Early Learning foundations are based on the revised Head start child development and early learning framework. These Early Learning Foundations are evidence-based framework that is correlated to the common core standards in which the Wyoming Department of Education uses for K-12 education. By aligning the Wyoming State standards with a basis in Head start standards, the hope is to have Wyoming be aligned with the rest of the nation.
STATE OF WYOMING
Promote inclusion and high quality inclusive settings for all children.
Fostering Equity, Fairness, and appreciation of diversity
Support for children as individuals and as members of families, cultures, and communities
Work together with colleagues, families, administrators, policymakers, and communities to support young children's development
Partnering with families and communities
Partnerships with families
Know typical patterns of development and be able to recognize variations.
Knowing subject matter for teaching young children
Staff and families are knowledgeable about child development and assessment
1. Who should be able to view children's assessment data?
2. Should there be a data collection folder for only parents' view and another for only teachers' view?
3. How will the teacher use the data they collect to inform their curriculum and classroom practices?
Center on enhancing learning outcomes. (2016) State by State. Retrieved from http://ceelo.org/state-map/wyoming/
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation. Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/CAPEexpand.pdf
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). (2012). Early childhood generalist standards (3rd ed.). Retrieved from http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/sites/default/files/EC-GEN.pdf