New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data is Released for 2016-2017

Readiness Matters – Informing the Future reports the 2016-2017 data results from the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) administered to Maryland's public school kindergarten children – illuminating the statewide data and data for Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions as well as data by subgroups.  The data provides vital information to teachers, families, jurisdictional leaders, and key stakeholders on ways to improve young children's readiness for and success in school.

Early STEM Matters Policy Report Has Been Released

The Early Childhood STEM Working Group has released a policy report titled:  "Early STEM Matters - Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners".  Please click here to see the report.  


Start the New Year with A Year's Worth of Ways to Help Your Child Learn

Your child was born to learn! By helping you child build his skills in many different areas, he or she will be more likely to do well in school. All areas of your child’s development are important. Keep this list  to help you to notice and support your child’s progress in every area and make sure to check out our ParentTips section of our website for great ideas of things you can do to help your child learn! 


Ready, Set, STEM! A Huge Success!

We were thrilled to share our Ready At Five School Readiness Symposium with over 235 participants on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Turf Valley Conference Center!  Keynote Heidi Schweingruber, PhD began the day by enlightening us with "What STEM Looks Like in Early Childhood" and Michael Eisenklam and Bryan Shumaker of Carroll County Public Schools "Modeled the STEM Standards of Practice" with a hands on activity.  The day concluded with two sets of fabulous concurrent workshops and a Gallery Walk featuring 17 different participants who shared their STEM ideas. Please visit our Symposia Archive to access the handouts from the day. Thank you to everyone who participated!  


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