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Child Development

Zero To Kindergarten In 7 Steps

Understanding the 7 Domains of ELORS
with San Diego Preschool, Children’s Paradise

Have you been in your preschooler’s classroom and seen the letters ELORS posted?

Or maybe you’ve been reading up on the quality of the preschools in your area and keep seeing the letters pop up?

Whatever it is, when you have a preschooler, it’s likely that you’ve at some point come across the letters ELORS.

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But what, exactly, do they stand for?

ELORS, or Early Learning Observation Rating Scale, was designed to collect and share information from both parents and teachers that might call attention to potential learning disabilities in preschoolers.

The system was designed to help parents and teachers decide whether specific preschoolers would benefit from additional educational support.

For the program to be most effective, it is advised that the teacher and parent work together to determine whether or not there is anything of concern that needs to be brought to attention.

In most cases, observation occurs when the preschooler is four-years-old, or during the year leading up to their first year of kindergarten.

If this is you and your child is coming up on their penultimate year at their San Diego preschool, then be prepared to cover these seven different developmental domains that make up the ELORS.

Take a look at the seven domains and familiarize yourself with the observable skills and behaviors that are specific to each domain.

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