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Tentative Summer Training Dates and Webinars Have Been Added!

Check out the dates and details.



Update for Teaching Strategies GOLD Users

In order to proceed with the subscription process (renewal or new subscriptions), school districts must choose how they wish to structure their 2015-2016 program license with Teaching Strategies, LLC.   .

Next Steps:

  1. View a detailed explanation of the options.
  2. Participate in a webinar (optional - view details on page 3).
  3. Contact Daryl Gagliano with questions. 
  4. Bring preschool and kindergarten leadership together to discuss local considerations.
  5. Inform CDE of district decision by April 30, 2015 or at the time of GOLD™ subscription renewal

School Readiness Funds Application (RFP)

Deadline extended. For more information, contact Daryl Gagliano.

  1. Listen to the Webinar on the Application Process (optional).
  2. Complete the Online Application (Survey Monkey) for School Year 2015-16 School Readiness Fund Reimbursement.
  3. Print the Assurances pages 6-8 from the Paper Application, complete, and submit to Mandy Christensen,

Ready Child, Ready School

In the early years of each child's life, every experience, every day creates the foundation for success in school and beyond. Colorado demonstrated its commitment to school readiness and success for all children through the passage of Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K).

The goal of CAP4K is to align Colorado’s preschool through postsecondary education system. The act included provisions related to school readiness for both the State Board of Education and local education providers.

CDE is committed to providing supports and services that increase the chances of success for all children through resources for kindergarten, information about requirements, and support for implementing school readiness plans and assessment practices.

Listen to a pre-recorded webinar on implementation options for Kindergarten School Readiness Assessments for the 2015-16 school year.

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