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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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Preschool-aged children with autism in the Lansing Unified School District 469 early childhood program have begun building stronger connections among themselves and their neurotypical peers.  

“Once I read a little bit about it, I jumped on board,” Dr. Rebecca Dalton, principal of early childhood at USD 469, said of the Peer Inventions for Preschoolers with Autism, or PIPA, a research project of Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at The University of Kansas. The interventions that are part of the research began last fall at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year. 

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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The window closes on Friday, July 19, for school districts/systems to submit quarterly reports for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds on CommonApp.  

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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The Kansas early childhood systems-building webinar on July 10 featured presentations about recent updates to two important Kansas early childhood resources.  

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

All Kansas elementary schools are required to partner with families to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2). This Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot is an accreditation requirement and an impactful strategy as part of an overall system of school improvement.   

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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It is time for early childhood special education administrators to review and finalize their Early Childhood Outcomes data for the 2023-24 school year.  

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