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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

Birth to Five Collaboration

The State Interagency Early Childhood Team is composed of Coordinators from Part C, Part B-Section 619, Parents as Teachers, At-Risk preschool programs, and Head Start/Early Head Start who work together to develop cross agency MOU's and other documents focusing on an understanding of the requirements of and connections among the programs to maximize resources and support local collaboration.

Statement of Purpose (PDF)
What is the Kansas State Agencies Early Childhood Leadership Team (PowerPoint)
Stakeholder Support Document (PDF)
Kansas School Readiness Brochure (PDF)
Aligning State and Local Birth to Five Programs (PowerPoint)

Screening, Referral and Follow Up


 TitleCategoryModified DateSize
Transition Requirement QuizPowerPoint11/18/2013927.00 KB
Transition Requirements GridPDF11/18/2013258.11 KB
Transition Self-AssessmentPDF11/18/2013360.66 KB
Transition Resource ListPDF11/18/2013272.15 KB
Transition Part C to Part B RequirementsPowerPoint11/18/20132.92 MB


Information concerning the Kansas Parent Education Program (KPEP) and past information on Kansas Parents as Teachers has been moved to http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=534

Early Childhood Home Page

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

Assistant Director for Early Childhood
Tiffany Blevins

Early Childhood Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal

Early Childhood / Kansas Parent Education Program Consultant
Nis Wilbur

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm

Kindergarten Readiness Fact Sheet (PDF)
Early Learning Fact Sheet (PDF)

ECSETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Early Childhood
Special Education
Title Services
Reports and Collections
Fact Sheets
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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