National Early Learning and Development Standards

Assessing and tracking children's development

Girl smiling in a kindergarten class at the Moree Methodist primary school in the town of Moree, Ghana on Tuesday November 9, 2010.


The Ghana Education Service with technical and financial support from UNICEF developed the Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) together with the stakeholders in 2004. The ELDS were researched-based which have been accepted nationally as benchmarks to assess and track children's developmental progress.

The ELDS helped to provide a navigation tool to develop and operationlize a kindergarten (KG) curriculum for both pre-service and in-service teacher training to support the inclusion of two years of KG in the Free and Compulsory Basic Education Cycle.

National Early Learning and Development Standards
Ghana Education Service, UNICEF
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