Frameworks & Guidelines

The sets below are available in Educa. We are adding more, as requested by customers.

Overview of Frameworks in Educa

early learning curriculum
How curriculum links look inside Educa

Educa has a library of preloaded early learning curriculum goals, government and state early learning guidelines, frameworks and quality standards that can link to child activities.

We are adding to this list all the time, as per customer requests,  including their own curriculum. Click on the links to learn more.

Note, this list also includes teacher standards, that can be referred to as part of teacher reflections or teacher stories in the private Teacher Portfolio section of Educa.


Montessori Essential Elements

Montessori Material Aims



The Early Years Learning Framework

Australia Professional Teaching Standards AITSL

My Time Our Place

National Quality Standard ACECQA

Preschool curriculum goals by state

Note, Educa has also compiled a list of professional development resources here.

United States

As of 2016, every state in the US has issued at least one set of early learning curriculum or guidelines. Educa has the curriculum goals below already loaded into its library. Any other state or specialty frameworks can be added by request.

NAEYC Code of Ethics (for teacher development linking)

DRDP (for Head Start and several states)

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

Pre-K Foundation for Common Core


California Learning & Development Foundations

DRDP (2015) – added Ratings feature using learning stories in Educa here


Colorado Preschool Standards (taken from the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for all 10 content areas).


Florida Early Learning And Developmental Standards For Four-Year-Olds


Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines


Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) and Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age


Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences

Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers


Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress

New Jersey

New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards and Birth to Three Early Learning Standards

New York

New York State Early Learning Guidelines

The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

New York State: Birth to 18 Months

New York State: 18 to 36 Months

New York State: 36 to 60 Months

North Carolina

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development


Texas Infant, Toddler and 3-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines

Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (Up to 48 months)


Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four Year Olds

Virginia’s Milestones of Child Development


Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines (by age group)


Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards




Play, Participation and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum for Alberta

British Columbia

British Columbia Early Learning Guidelines

Nova Scotia

Capable, Confident , and Curious; Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework


Ontario Early Years Framework

New Zealand

Te Whāriki (as updated in 2017) The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum

Te Whāriki – Samoan

Key Competencies

New Zealand Primary School Curriculum, by year level

New Zealand Code of Professional Responsibility (for professional development)

New Zealand Standards for the Teaching Profession (as updated in 2017)

Professional Standards for Primary School Principals

VECTEA Validation Standards (for teachers)


United Kingdom

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)