Kansas State Department of Education Kansans Can Star Recognition Program

Award Winners: 2020 | 2021 | 2022


Kindergarten Readiness

The path to leading the world in the success of each student starts in early childhood, long before a 5-year-old child walks through a kindergarten classroom door. A focus on early childhood and a commitment to strong community partnerships are essential to achieving our state’s vision for education.

The Kansans Can Star Recognition program recognizes communities that offer quality, inclusive opportunities to young children and their families so that each student enters kindergarten at age 5 socially, emotionally and academically prepared for success.

Districts will have the opportunity to apply for Kindergarten Readiness recognition.

Suggested Artifacts:

Zoom recording and PowerPoint, Feb. 8, 2024:


Deadline to submit applications is May 3, 2024.





For more information, contact:


(785) 296-3201

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