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Kansas Preschool Program

2015-16 is the 10th year of the Kansas Preschool Program (KPP). Using data gathered from the first seven years of the Pre-K Pilot and the work of the KPP Practitioner Group, the Kansas Preschool Model is a data-based, research-informed model, focused on implementing curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices that are supported by evidence and, when implemented with fidelity, prevent later academic and behavioral challenges in elementary and secondary education years.

Beginning in the 2013-14 year, the overarching focus of the KPP is to use research-based and intentional practices to improve the quality of the early learning experiences provided to children participating in the Kansas Preschool Program, resulting in increased readiness for success as they enter kindergarten and the elementary school years. The Model has four components, each of which is based upon research and evidence and has been shown to support quality in early learning and promote later success in school.

  1. Community Collaboration
  2. Family Engagement
  3. High Quality Early Learning Experiences
  4. Successful children

These model components meet the requirements put forth by the Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, (the KPP funders), and, together, provide an innovative and research-based means of systematically providing high quality early learning preschool experiences. The model also includes a comprehensive assessment system that allows a clear and focused examination of the overall impact of the Kansas Preschool Program model on the readiness of participating children to be successful as they enter kindergarten

Intentional and Research-informed Practices & Implementation ➤ Improved Quality ➤ Acquisition of Critical Skills Necessary for Later School Success = Successful Children


Kansas School Readiness Framework (PDF)
Kansas Preschool Program (KPP): The Kansas School Readiness Framework provides the overarching Focus and Frame of the Kansas Preschool Program

Kansas Preschool Program (KPP) Standards (PDF)
Kansas Preschool Program Action Plan (PDF)
Kansas Preschool Program: Assistant Teacher Review (Word)
Kansas Preschool Program: Collaboration Scale (PDF)

Kansas Preschool Program Application 2016-17 (PDF)

Foundations for School Success:  Kansas Preschool Program

Kansas Early Learning Inventory for Fours (KELI-4)—Process Documents

EC-SIS Timelines for data collection (PDF)
Provides the windows for data entry plus a timeframe for the different survey completion requirements

Frequency Descriptions (PDF)
To be used with the KELI-4 and provides the definition of the frequency responses for each item

KELI-4 Clarifications (PDF)
A description of the definition of each item on the KELI-4 to help with fidelity of implementation and consistency across teachers/programs

KELI-4 Observation Form FALL (PDF)
TO be used in FALL data collection by teachers who have randomly selected 10 children. This form will allow teachers to list results on all items for all 10 children on one form. This form can then be used to complete the KELI-4 data entry through the authenticated application.
KELI-4 Observation Form - Fall-single (PDF)

KELI-4 Observation Form SPRING (PDF)
This is the same from that was used in the Fall, but with the additional question around 'school readiness'. Teachers may use this form to list the responses for the same 10 children which were observed for the fall data collection.
KELI-4 Observation Form-Spring-single (PDF)

Process for Selecting Ten Students Randomly (PDF)
This table is used by the lead teacher to randomly select 10 children from their classroom for observation. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE CLASS LIST(not just the at risk children) so the selection will be random across the entire class population.

Kansas Preschool Program:

Tammy Mitchell

Funding Information
Ryan Weir

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

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal

Parents as Teachers Consultant
Janet Newton, MS

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm

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Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
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