WI Model Early Learning Standards (Virtual, Live)
The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) provide a common language and guidance for families, professionals, and policymakers around early childhood education and care. They articulate Wisconsin’s Guiding Principles, inform the application of the standards, and highlight Wisconsin’s commitment to young children and families. They also specify developmental expectations for children from birth through the 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.
This training is offered over 8 virtual, live sessions. Most of the sessions are 2.5 hours. There is also .5 hrs of homework to complete outside of the virtual class time.
It is strongly encouraged that participants who enroll in this course have access to reliable internet and a laptop or computer.