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Kindergarten Readiness

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shares a message about Kindergarten Readiness.

September 21, 2016 Hot Topics Video

Discussion of Kindergarten Readiness begins about 25 minutes into the video.


The Early Learning Factoids is a 5-week series of informational snippets about early learning best practices, resources, and tips. Each week you will receive two “postcards” with material ranging from kindergarten readiness to redshirting. We hope you will find them useful as you continue to develop high-quality early learning programs.

Factoid 1 - Kansas Early Learning (PDF)
Factoid 2 - Kindergarten Readiness (PDF)
Factoid 3 - Developmentally Appropriate Practice (PDF)
Factoid 4 - Playing is Learning (PDF)
Factoid 5 - Parent Engagement (PDF)
Factoid 6 - Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Tool (PDF)
Factoid 7 - Redshirting (PDF)
Factoid 8 - Transitions (PDF)
Factoid 9 - Resources (PDF)
Factoid 10 - Community Conversations (PDF)
Factoids - All (PDF)

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Resources for Parents
Kindergarten in Kansas (External PDF)

Resources for Administrators and Teachers
Kansas Full-Day Kindergarten Guide (PDF)
Kansas Early Learning Standards
FAQ for Teachers and Administrators (PDF)

Resources for Ages & Stages Questionnaire® Pilot Participants

ASQ Online Webinar for Teachers
Thursday, October 13, 2016

ASQ August 14, 2016 (Powerpoint)

ASQ Online Webinar for Administrators
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM CDT

Presentation slides for October 7 webinar in Google folder

Introduction to ASQ Online for Administrators Webinar

Tech Support for ASQ Online

Parent Letter (PDF)
Teacher Letter (PDF)

Early Childhood, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:
Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell

Assistant Director
Vera Stroup-Rentier

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm

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