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Preparing Colorado's Children

CDE and School Readiness promote a start early approach to school. With a strong, early start Colorado children will be more likely to continually succeed in school. School Readiness supports teachers’ ability to create responsive learning environments that ensure academic and developmental growth for students. This includes promoting awareness of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) that supports hands-on learning experiences and challenges students’ thinking.

To do this, school readiness assessments are used on an ongoing basis to measure children’s growth. Information collected through the assessments provides teachers with targeted instruction opportunities for individual students and small groups of students, thereby strengthening the learning environment for students.


The Power of Kindergarten

CDE’s kindergarten school readiness team is excited to host a 2 day professional development opportunity presented by Sue Kempton. For more information please see our Training's and Meeting's page.

Kindergarten School Readiness Data Reporting Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on March 8th at 2:00 to support school districts prepare for the implementation of school readiness data reporting for the SY 2017-18. For more information please see our Training's and Meeting's page.


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