In the state of California, the standards for Curriculum Preschool were developed by the California Department of Education. There were several main processes involved in the development of standards. They included partnering with families in curriculum planning, analysis of the research on children’s brains, the study of existing teaching practices, and the development of guidelines, which would apply to Californian preschool children (California Department of Education, 2015). An essential part of the development was given to the selection of technology and interactive media, which could enhance children’s learning.
The standards were developed based on Californian Resources on Early Childhood Inclusive Practice. Particularly, the website “California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging: Making Access Possible” provided information on children with disabilities and restrictions (California Department of Education, 2015). California Department of Developmental Services provided advice on organizing the education of preschool children. California Department of Education Early Education and Support Division was used as a reference for managing children and learners at a young age.
Any educational establishment, which develops early childhood programs has to follow the corresponding state guidelines. Specifically, they apply to programs of inclusive development, which focus on children with disabilities, as well as those without physical or mental limitations. Such programs follow the “Universal Design” created by the California Department of Education to prevent the alienation of children with disabilities (California Department of Education, 2015, p. 70). Evaluation of early childhood programs is done via the assessment of teachers’ records. As teachers work with children, they complete documentation, which is later presented to supervisors who decide whether the program is adequate to the real capabilities of preschool children or not. The outcome of the assessment has a direct influence on the development of programs, their financing, and overall continuation.
California Department of Education. (2015). California Preschool Program Guidelines. Web.