Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework describes what early childhood teachers and providers need to know and do in order to work effectively with young children and their families. The companion guide combines key concepts found in the Framework with suggestions and examples of what it might look like in an early childhood setting. It is intended to help people working with young children have a beginning understanding of what to do. This Companion Guide does not replace the original framework, but supports it. This guide is for all adults who work with children three years old to kindergarten entrance.