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Kindergarten Readiness

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shares a message about Kindergarten Readiness.

September 21, 2016 Hot Topics Video

Discussion of Kindergarten Readiness begins about 25 minutes into the video.

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Resources for Parents
Kindergarten in Kansas (External Link)

Resources for Administrators and Teachers
Kansas Full-Day Kindergarten Guide (PDF)
Kansas Early Learning Standards
FAQ for Teachers and Administrators (PDF)

Ages & Stages: 3rd Edition (ASQ-3) and Social-Emotional, 2nd Edition (ASQ:SE-2)

In October 2015, the Kansas State Board of Education announced a new vision for education in Kansas, giving direction for a student-focused system and resources for individual success. The Board identified Kindergarten Readiness as one of five Outcome Areas to measure progress and now expects every district in Kansas to utilize a developmentally appropriate snapshot tool beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of Kindergarten Readiness is to ensure that each student enters Kindergarten at age 5 socially, emotionally & academically prepared for success.  To do this, Kansas must have common kindergarten entry data sets across all elementary schools.

The Kansas State Department of Education is thrilled to announce a contract with Paul Brookes Publishing for the Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Tool: Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™). This opportunity will provide each district with Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Core training and materials, including ASQ-3 and ASQ: SE-2 Starter Kits, Learning Activities, and additional professional development.

We thank you for your patience during the continuing development of the student-focused system and resources for individual success.

ASQ Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Website (external link)

ASQ Kansas 2018 Timeline (PDF)

ASQ Step by Step Instructions for Implementation (PDF)

Order form for Ages and Stages Questionnaire (PDF)

2017-18 Title II-A Allocation Increase by District-revised (PDF)

ASQ Training Part 1 Webinar // Materials (PDF) // Materials (PowerPoint)
ASQ Training Part 2 Webinar // Materials (PDF) // Materials (PowerPoint)
ASQ Training Part 3 Webinar // Materials (PDF) // Materials (PowerPoint)

Tech Support for ASQ Online: 1-866-404-9853

Early Childhood Home Page
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Early Childhood Team Director
Amanda Petersen

Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Nis Wilbur

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Natalie McClane

Kindergarten Readiness Coordinator
Julie Ewing

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

Jordan Christian

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Beccy Strohm
(785) 296-6602

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