Issue

Plans for ongoing review and updating the ELGs

Rationale:

ELG documents should not be considered "set in stone." New research provides greater insights into how children grow and learn, and changes in the programs serving young children within the state may necessitate changes in the ELGs.

Recommendation(s):

States should plan to review and update their ELGs on a regular basis.

Considerations:

The period between reviews/updates should be long enough to allow the ELG document to be fully disseminated and widely used in the field for a significant amount of time but should not be so long that the document becomes dated. Three to five years seems to be the typical amount of time between reviews/revisions of ELG documents. States should set a target timeframe for the next review/revision process at the time that the document is developed.

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