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Kansas Early Learning Standards

The Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS) is a document designed for providers, teachers, and parents of children ages birth through kindergarten. It provides information and guidance on the developmental progress of learning. The KELS was developed by a core team of early childhood experts from across the state. Using resources from national, state, and local agencies and organizations, the KELS are evidence-based and developmentally appropriate educational practices. The standards are not to be used as an assessment tool, but to provide information about the skills that we want children to know and be able to do.

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Interested in learning more?

Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities offers a course on the KELS. The course is approved for KDHE clock hours. Currently work is being done to update the course for the new KELS document.

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What’s New?

The Kansas Early Learning Standards were recently revised by a team of experts from state agencies and early childhood organizations across the State of Kansas. The link above is this most recent version.