Early Childhood

Early childhood education has a huge impact on an individual’s ability to thrive later in life. In order to give every child the best possible chance to succeed, it is crucial to ensure that they have equal access to quality education.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA)
The ELA system equips teachers with the tools they need to make sure that all children aged 36-72 months are on a path to kindergarten readiness. It helps them track growth, individualize learning opportunities, plan for intervention, and engage in real-time instructional planning.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
The KRA is an inclusive assessment tool administered to kindergarten students at the start of the school year that helps teachers, families, school principals, district leaders, and state policy-makers determine each student’s strengths and learning gaps. The resulting data helps to make informed decisions in order to close these gaps.

The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
CTE provides technical assistance and innovative resources for the DaSy Center to help create and expand early childhood data systems that allow states to collect, analyze, and report high-quality Part C and Part B preschool data as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).