New Video Explains the Value of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The window for the administration of the 2016 Maryland Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) ended on October 1st.  The assessment is a tool that allows teachers to measure each child’s school readiness and to inform classroom instruction across 4 domains of learning – Social Foundations, Mathematics, Language and Literacy and Physical Well-Being and Motor Development 

The KRA provides valuable (vital) information about the readiness of children, giving teachers rich information about children’s skills, abilities and learning needs.  The individual child data guides teachers’ instruction and enables them to address any identified learning gaps of an individual child or groups of children. The KRA is a developmentally appropriate tool that provides teachers, schools, and districts with critical information and informs families about their child’s strengths and areas of need It also offers suggestions for parents to support the development of children’s skills and behaviors at home.

The results of this year’s KRA will be released on November 15th.


Save The Date for Our December School Readiness Symposium!

Make sure to save the date for our School Readiness Symposium "Ready, Set, STEM!"  featuring Heidi Schweingruber, PhD, Director, Board on Science Education, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on December 6, 2016 at Turf Valley Hotel in Ellicott City, MD.  Registration will be open on our website after October 5, 2016.


Check Out the Updated AAP Family Readiness Kit!

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently developed and released an updated AAP Family Readiness Kit. The purpose of the kit is to assist families to get disaster-ready. Consider sharing this kit with families as a way to encourage families in planning for emergencies.  It can also be found by visiting this link: www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/disasters_family_readiness_kit.pdf.

This project was funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program under the EMSC Resource Center Cooperative Agreement number U07MC09174. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the US Government. Revision of the Family Readiness Kit was coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Save the Date for Our School Readiness Symposium!

Make sure to save the date for our School Readiness Symposium "Ready, Set, STEM!"  featuring Heidi Schweingruber, PhD, Director, Board on Science Education, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on December 6, 2016 at Turf Valley Hotel in Ellicott City, MD.  Registration will be open on our website after October 5, 2016.


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