Q: Why do the ASL Content Standards only focus on K-12? Why don’t they include 0-Pre-K standards?

A: Our focus and commitment has been on K-12 because this effort parallels the development of the Common Core State Standards, which focuses on grades K-12. Other groups have done some work in 0-4 ASL development. Gallaudet University’s Science of Learning Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning has developed a Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist, http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/resources/vcsl/.