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.
Updated List of Approved Kindergarten School Readiness Assessments
Kindergarten School Readiness Update Webinar
The Kindergarten School Readiness Team hosted a School Readiness Updates webinar on Monday, May 22nd. To listen to the recording and view the handouts form the webinar please see our Training and Meetings page.