Looking for an MSDE State Recommended Curriculum?
The recommended list of early childhood curricula for 3 and 4 year olds has been updated. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), responsible for early care and education programs throughout the state, has updated its recommended list of early childhood curricula for 3 and 4 year olds for child care, Head Start programs, and nursery schools. You can find the updated list by clicking here.
MSDE is in the process of developing a comprehensive curriculum for programs for 3 and 4 year olds. The curriculum will be accessed on line at no cost. A list of supplementary materials and resources that programs may purchase will be provided. Programs implementing MSDE recommended curricula with an expiration date of December 2017 can continue to use this curriculum until the time that the new MSDE developed curriculum is available for public use. Once the MSDE developed curriculum is available programs currently implementing MSDE recommended curricula with an expiration date of December 2017 will have the choice of: Implementing the MSDE developed curriculum or; purchasing and implementing a curriculum on the MSDE State Recommended Curriculum list that has not expired.