PA Early Learning Standards for Early Childhood

The AASD Learning Express curriculum uses the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards for Early Childhood.  The PA Early Learning Standards are research-based according to age and development and form the foundation for curriculum, assessment, instruction, and intervention within our early learning program.  

AASD Learning Express Curriculum and Support

  • Creative Curriculum
  • PATHS Social/Emotional Curriculum
  • Verbal Behavior MAPP
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • ELA Curriculum Maps
  • Math Curriculum Maps 
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 


PATHS is our Social Emotional Curriculum that that stands for Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies.  The PATHS Instructor promotes Social Emotional competencies at The AASD Learning Express. Learning to identify feelings and coping with strong feelings are taught through PATHS lessons. Additionally, the skills of problem solving and conflict resolution are also addressed. These skills are very important and help form a strong and healthy social emotional foundation for children. PATHS lessons are taught through a variety of ways such as through music and movement, puppets and books. The following social skills are also addressed  during these lessons sharing, taking turns, cooperating and getting along with others.