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Early Childhood

Members of the Early Childhood team have responsibilities including coordinating the many early childhood programs located in KSDE, providing Technical Assistance to early childhood personnel in programs across the state, and participating in meetings, coordinating councils, and conferences that occur across Kansas. Early childhood include the continuum of birth to age eight (3rd grade).

The Early Childhood team through leadership and partnership, advances the provision of high quality early childhood and family services that result in the ability of all young children to succeed in school and life.

Early Learning Standards 2013 Revision

This is the third revision of the Kansas Early Learning Standards and is aligned with the K-12 College and Career Ready Standards. These standards are to be used to support the learning and development of young children ages birth to kindergarten and will also support the work of teachers in kindergarten through third grade, clearly showing the continuum of learning from birth through grade three. The Kansas Early Learning Standards are not an assessment or a curriculum and are not to be used to keep children out of a program. These standards can help educators and home visitors address the needs of the children in their care.

Kansas Early Learning Standards  (PDF)

Early Learning Resources

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Kansas Parents as Teachers is dedicated to providing high quality service delivery that meets national and state standards and is a nationally recognized evidence-based program. Research shows that parent education can be an important component in supporting and developing healthy relationships between children and their parents, setting the stage for strong families and children ready for success.

Kansas PAT is a valued partner with other home visiting and early childhood programs working together to promote access to high quality services for children and families in their communities.

The program is available to any parent, relatives as caregivers, and foster and adoptive parents,  who has a child under the age of three and lives within a participating school district. The Directory of Parents As Teachers programs provides contact information. Additional information about the Parents as Teachers program is available on the PAT National website: http://www.parentsasteachers.org/

If you have any trouble, feel free to contact KSDE Parents as Teachers staff for assistance.

2016-2017 Parents as Teachers FAQs (PDF)

Kansas Parents as Teachers Annual Reports

Parents as Teachers Reimbursement Forms

Early Childhood, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:
Colleen Riley
criley@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell
tmitchell@ksde.org

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal
bdayal@ksde.org

Parents as Teachers Consultant
Janet Newton, MS
jnewton@ksde.org

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm
bstrohm@ksde.org

Team Pages

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Early Childhood
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Announcements
Reports and Collections
Fact Sheets
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)


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Evelyn Alden
785-296-3868
ealden@ksde.org

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