Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards
The Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) provide reasonable expectations for children’s growth, development, and learning in the preschool years. When used as part of the curriculum, the IELDS provide guidance to teachers in early childhood programs to create and sustain developmentally appropriate experiences for young children that will strengthen their intellectual dispositions and support their continuing success as learners and students. The age-appropriate benchmarks in the IELDS enable educators to reflect upon and evaluate the experiences they provide for all preschool children.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Great resource when looking for reviews and age-appropriate recommendations of media ( movies, games, apps, YouTube videos) of all kinds.