Georgia Early Learning & Development Standards also known as GELDS have finally been made available for the upcoming school year. I am so excited to share with you these new standards that are aligned with the Common Core Standards for grades K-12. GELDS will take the place of the Content Standards that we PK teachers in Georgia have used for years. They were great standards, but this is much better. I have taken the time to compile these standards into an easy checklist for PK teachers. The checklists are color-coded to match the GELDS which teachers can access from the Bright from the Start website. Also, I have divided them into fall/spring, months/ weeks,so that it will be easy for teachers to use when they are creating lesson plans, differentiating instruction, preparing for a conference and the like. Teachers can use check marks or tallies to record the standards that they are teaching weekly. There is a sheet for " teacher's notes" that teachers can copy on the back of each checklist to help them remember important dates,concerns and so forth.