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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.

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Upcoming Webinars

Understanding School Readiness and READ Plans

Kindergarten School Readiness (KSR) Collection Webinar for First-Year Respondents 

You will have two opportunities to attend. Please attend the webinar that best fits your schedule.

Recorded Webinars

Desired Results Developmental Profile - Kindergarten Assessment Webinar

View the recording of the DRDP-K Informational Webinar - 8/29/18

Kindergarten School Readiness Fall 2018 Webinar

View the recording of the Kindergarten School Readiness Webinar - 8/22/18

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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
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