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Early Learning

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 Webinars

For early learning providers and administrators during school year 2017-18. There will be opportunities for questions and the webinars will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. Participants will be asked to log in at https://ksde-tasn-webinar.adobeconnect.com/kansas_elk_webinar to view and download materials and engage with presenters. There will be opportunities for questions and the web meeting will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. Please find a schedule of dates and topics on the TASN website: https://ksdetasn.org/resources/1479.

August 18, 2017 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
September 29, 2017 (Adobe Connect)
October 27, 2017 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
November 17, 2017
January 12, 2018
February 9, 2018
April 6, 2018
May 4, 2018

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