To advance kindergarten readiness, all Kansas kindergarten classrooms are utilizing a new tool to better understand students’ development. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires provide a snapshot of children’s developmental milestones. As caregivers know their children best, they complete both versions of the questionnaires. This data won’t be used to keep a child from entering kindergarten. Instead, it will help teachers build strong relationships with parents and ensure classrooms are ready to best serve incoming kindergarteners.
All kindergarten classrooms are required to administer the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 between August 1 and September 20, 2019. KSDE is in the process of contacting districts to confirm Program Administrators credentials for each building. Program Administrators are users who are able to assign Provider log-in credentials to teachers. After logging into the system, Program Administrators can then assign log-in credentials to the appropriate teachers so they can enter data as Providers.
Visit www.agesandstages.com/ks/ for more FAQs, quick reference guides, and “how-to” videos. A new fact sheet, which includes tips for sharing ASQ results with parents, is available online. Additional resources regarding the ASQ are available at www.agesandstages.com.
Key Contact Information
Tech Support for ASQ Online: 1-866-404-9853 and email@example.com
Questions for KSDE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities Include
KSDE Impact Institutes: June 27-28 in Topeka and July 17-18 in Pratt
KSDE TASN Summer Leadership Conference: July 31-August 1 in Wichita
Kansas MTSS & Alignment Symposium: September 11-12 in Wichita
Early Childhood Home Page
(General information, Webinars)
Early Childhood Director
Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Kindergarten Readiness Coordinator
Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services
(SICC – State Interagency Coordinating Council)
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KSDE Early Childhood Team Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2019
Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2019
Kansas Early Learning Standards (PDF)
Kansas Early Learning Standards Toolkit (External Link)
Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood (PDF)
Kansas Prekindergarten Guide (PDF)
Kindergarten In Kansas (PDF)
Kindergarten En Kansas (Spanish Version) (PDF)
Kansas Full Day Kindergarten Guide (PDF)
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations regarding accessibility please contact the Office of General Counsel by email or at 785-296-3204.