Links

Iowa Department of Education
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/

Iowa Early Learning Standards
http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/Consumers/Child_Care/Iowa%20Early%20Learning%20Standards.html

For children ages birth through five years.

Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (IQPPS)
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=4211

Designed to be used with programs having funding linked to the Iowa Department of Education including those operated by local school districts.

Iowa QRS (Quality Rating System)
http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/iqrs/

A voluntary child care rating system for child development homes, licensed child care centers and preschools, and Child care programs that are operated by school districts.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
http://www.naeyc.org/academy/primary/viewstandards

Each standard describes an essential element that together with the other nine standards provide a definition of quality for child care, preschools, and kindergarten program.

Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.iowaaeyc.org/

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/

Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education
http://www.uni.edu/coe/regentsctr/

The EPQ Project was created to provide resources for early childhood professionals and the trainers providing professional development for them.