Guam EL Guidelines
Guam ELC Guidelines
In an effort to improve the quality of care and education provided to our youngest children on Guam, and in response to President Bush’s Good Start, Grow Smart Early Childhood Initiative, the Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) sought the assistance from local stakeholders including institutions of higher learning, teachers, center and family-based child care providers, lawmakers, and other appropriate public and private agencies in the development of guidelines for young children ages birth to 36 months and three to five years. The Guam Early Learning Guidelines (GELG) for Young Children Birth to 36 Months and the Guam Early Learning Guidelines (GELG) for Young Children Ages Three to Five Years were developed through funding from the Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) Program awarded to the DPHSS, Division of Public Welfare and serve as a tool for ensuring that ALL Children, regardless of their socio-economic status, cultural background, and abilities will Enter School Ready to Learn. These Guidelines address various domains of development and include strategies that enhance the overall development of all young children, including those with special needs.