The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards provide a common language and guidance for families, professionals and policy makers around early childhood education and care. They articulate Wisconsin’s Guiding Principles to inform the application of the standards, and, Wisconsin’s commitment to young children and families. They also specify developmental expectations for children from birth through entrance to first grade. Developmental domains reflect attention to all the domains of a child’s learning and development. Each domain is divided into sub-domains which include developmental expectations, performance standards, and program standards. A developmental continuum, with samples of children’s behavior and samples of adult strategies are also included.