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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Early Childhood Curriculum Project
Early Childhood Curriculum Project

Crayons showing various curriculum topics

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Early Childhood Curriculum Project provides guidance to child care and other nonpublic early childhood programs about curricular resources for four- and five-year old children that are State-recommended because they are aligned with the State’s prekindergarten and kindergarten curricular frameworks, also known as the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.  For infants and toddlers and three-year old children, the recommended list of resources aligns with Healthy Beginnings: Supporting Development and Learning from Birth through Three Years of Age.  The State-recommended curricular resources also align with selected pedagogy standards of the guidelines of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

For more information about the State-recommended curricular resources follow these links:

    • Press Release (June 6, 2014) -
      State-Recommended Comprehensive 
      Curricula (Ages 3, 4, 5) - Click Here

Curriculum Fund (2014)
This fund is currently closed.
No new applications are being accepted.

Click here for the Recommended List
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Programs currently implementing a comprehensive curriculum for children ages 3, 4, and 5 from the 2010 recommended curriculum list will be granted three (3) years to transition to implementation of a comprehensive curriculum that is on the 2014 recommended curriculum list.

    • Press Release (February 5, 2010) -
      State-Recommended Comprehensive 
      Curricula (Ages 3, 4, 5) - Click Here

    • Press Release (January 23, 2008) -
      State-Recommended Infants and Toddlers
      Curricula - Click Here

    Questions and Answers: Early Childhood
        Curriculum Project
(Infants & Toddlers and
       Comprehensive - Ages 3, 4, 5)  Click Here

      Guidelines for Early Childhood
 - Infants & Toddlers and
       Comprehensive (Ages 3, 4, 5)  Click Here

     Curricula of Historic Significance
Click Here

    • State-Recommended Infants and
        Toddlers Curricular Resources Matrix

       Click Here

Contact Information

Judy Walker, Branch Chief
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-6549
Fax: 410-333-6226
Email Judith.Walker@maryland.gov


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