Bright from the Start

June 13 2019

Ever wondered what to expect from your child as he or she grows and develops?  State standards and federal laws can help you know what to expect.

Bright from the Start Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) are a set of high-quality, research-based early learning standards for children, birth to age five.

The GELDS answer the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?”

They are a set of standards that are flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.

They are divided into age groups and are aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, the CCGPS for K-12, and the Work Sampling System Assessment.