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Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards
for Four-Year-Olds (2011)

Florida Department of Education

State Board of Education
Kathleen Shanahan, Chair
Roberto Martínez, Vice-Chair
Gary Chartrand
Akshay Desai
Barbara S. Feingold
John R. Padget

Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson

This document was developed under the auspices of the Florida Department of Education Office of Early Learning and the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning, to disseminate the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds, adopted by the Florida State Board of Education, consistent with the requirements of Section 1002.67, Florida Statutes.

Questions relating to the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds should be directed to:
Florida Department of Education
Office of Early Learning
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0445
Email: earlylearning@fldoe.org

Agency for Workforce Innovation
Office of Early Learning
107 E. Madison Street
MSC 140 - Caldwell Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4128
Phone: (850) 921-3180
Email: OEL.Questions@flaawi.com

© State of Florida 2011

Acknowledgements

The Florida Department of Education Office of Early Learning and the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning would like to thank the State Panel of Experts Committee for reviewing previous versions of Standards and taking extensive time to develop the first draft of the 2011 Standards. In addition, appreciation is extended to the State and National Panels of Experts for their thoughtful review and revisions provided to the draft Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011).

Standards Panel of Experts Committee
Laura Bailet, Ph.D.
Nemours Bright Start

Wil Blechman, Ph.D.
Consultant

Beth Davis, Ed.S.
National Board Certified Teacher
Owner & Director
Kids for Kids Academy

Gwen Dixon
Florida A&M University

Walter Drew, Ed.D.
Founder & Executive Director
Institute of Self Active Education

Ruth Elswood, Ed.D.
Florida Parental Information and Resource Center
University of South Florida

Deirdre Englehart, Ed.D.
University of Central Florida

Veronica A, Fernandez
University of Miami, Doctoral Fellow
Early Start Learning Center, Co-Director

Pamela Fleege, Ph.D.
Director, Early Education and Care, Inc.

Cheryl Fountain, Ph.D.
University of North Florida

Daryl Greenfield, Ph.D.
University of Miami

Danielle Jennings
Consultant

Vickie Lake
Florida State University
College of Education
Acknowledgements (continued)

Thomas Logan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Gateway

Heidi Maier, Ed.D.
College of Central Florida
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Nicole Mercer, CCDI
Child Development Consultant
Peaceful Classrooms, LLC

Sandi Opalinski
Senior Coordinator School Readiness/VPK
Polk County Schools

Tara Orlowski
North Florida Community College

Pamela Phelps, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair, The Creative Center for Childhood Research and Training Owner /Director, The Creative Pre-school

Beth Phillips, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Educational Psychology and Learning Systems & Florida Center for Reading Research Florida State University

Beth Roberts
The Florida State University
Children’s Center

Dia Carter-Webb
Director of Early Childhood Programs
Arts for Learning/Miami

Wilma Robles de Melendez, Ph.D.
Abraham S. Fischler School of Education
Nova Southeastern University

Bethany Sands
Director of Inclusion & Assessment
Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/ Monroe

Patricia Snyder, Ph.D.
University of Florida, College of Education

Sheila Womble
Executive Director
Arts for Learning/Miami

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