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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/1929

August 18, 2018 (Adobe Connect) / materials (pdf)
September 21, 2018 (Adobe Connect) / materials (pdf)
October 19, 2018 (Adobe Connect) / materials (pdf)
November 16, 2018 (Adobe Connect)
January 11, 2019 (Adobe Connect)
February 9, 2019 (Adobe Connect)
April 15, 2019 (Adobe Connect)
May 3, 2019 (Adobe Connect)

Early Childhood Home Page
    (General information, Webinars)


Early Childhood Team Director
Amanda Petersen
apetersen@ksde.org

Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Nis Wilbur
nwilbur@ksde.org

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Natalie McClane
nmcclane@ksde.org

Kindergarten Readiness Coordinator
Julie Ewing
jewing@ksde.org

Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services
(SICC – State Interagency Coordinating Council)

Jordan Christian
jchristian@ksde.org

Problems with this webpage
Evelyn Alden
ealden@ksde.org
(785) 296-3868


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

SETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Special Education
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Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)


1-800-203-9462
(Kansas Residents Only)
or
1-785-296-7454

Problems with this page contact:
Evelyn Alden
785-296-3868
ealden@ksde.org

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