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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.



School Readiness Releases Data Reporting Guidance for SY 2016-17

School Readiness data reporting guidance and updates as required by state law are highlighted here.

School Readiness: Guide to Implementation and Best Practices 2016-17 Now Available

The School Readiness team is happy to release the updated School Readiness handbook, School Readiness: Guide to Implementation and Best Practices 2016-17. This comprehensive guide provides necessary and helpful information for the current school year. Click here to view the complete handbook.   

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