IEA, Framework and Structure of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
About this Policy
Last revised: April 12, 2018
To affirm the Montgomery County Board of Education’s commitment to promoting the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of children in their early learning years through high quality, developmentally appropriate, challenging, and comprehensive early childhood and elementary programs
To establish a framework for early childhood and elementary education, in partnership with parents/guardians and collaboration with community stakeholders, including county government, and state and local agencies, that allows each child to establish a solid foundation for learning through high quality early childhood experiences and attain key educational and developmental milestones in each successive grade as they progress from elementary grades, to middle and high school, then a lifetime of academic and personal achievements.
To provide early identification and intervention strategies for identified children.
To set expectations for early childhood and elementary education that includes evidence-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practices in a supportive and culturally proficient learning environment, through family and community involvement, staff development, and collaboration with community early childhood education programs and community partners, including community child care centers, family child care homes, and private preschools.