- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Divisions
  Overview
  Academic Policy & Innovation
  Accountability, Assessment, and Data Systems
  Career and College Readiness
  Communications, Partnerships, and Grants
  Curriculum, Assessment & Accountability
  Educator Effectiveness
  Early Childhood Development
     Overview
     Office of Child Care
     Licensing
     Collaboration and Program Improvement
     Child Care Subsidy Program
     Regulations
     Early Learning Branch
     School Readiness
     Announcements
     Maryland EXCELS Branch
     Research Advisory Group
     RTT - Early Learning Challenge Grant
  Finance
  Information Technology
  Library Services
  Office of the State Superintendent
  Rehabilitation Services
  Special Education and Early Intervention
  Student, Family, and School Support
Divisions
Divisions > Early Childhood Development
School Readiness

 

girl at school desk raising her hand


 

School Readiness

 

  

The links below provide information, guidelines, and other documents describing initiatives to assess and promote the school readiness of Maryland's preschoolers and kindergarten students.

 

                             
NEW!  2012-2013 School Readiness Report.  Each year, MSDE publishes the report "Children Entering School Ready to Learn," which provides information about the school readiness skills of Maryland kindergarteners during the current year.  School Readiness Reports from previous years can also be accessed through this link.

Achieving School Readiness: A 5-Year Action Agenda.  This October 2002 report to the Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families by Maryland’s Leadership in Action Program details the goals, strategies and action steps identified as most critical for ensuring that all Maryland children are fully ready for school.

Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR Online) - Kindergarten Assessment Users Guide - A manual for the administration of the MMSR assessment tool and the interpretation of assessment results.  Click here for the Teachers' Version of the Users Guide.  Click here for an MMSR School Readiness PowerPoint presentation. (PDF of PowerPoint)

 

Healthy Beginnings:  Supporting Development and Learning from Birth through Three Years of Age is a set of developmental and learning guidelines that was developed to ensure that those who live with or care for infants and young children have the knowledge and resources to support and encourage children during the ongoing process of growth and learning.

 

Early Childhood Curriculum Project – Guidance for child care and other nonpublic early childhood programs about curricular resources for three, four, and five year-olds.  These resources are MSDE-recommended because they are aligned with the State’s prekindergarten and kindergarten curricular frameworks, also known as the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR)/Maryland State Curriculum.

  

Maryland State Curriculum

  

Countdown to Kindergarten (CTK) - The statewide campaign to increase public awareness about the importance of a child's early experience as the basis for school readiness.

 


Contact Information
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0335
Email:  lscott@msde.state.md.us
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
 Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD)
DECD Home Page
Office of Child Care
Early Learning Branch
Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch
 Topic Portals
Announcements
Strategic Planning
Publications and Reports
Child Health and Safety
Community Resources
Grant Funding Opportunities
Early Care and Education Program Lists
Helpful Internet Links
MSDE Privacy Statement Disclaimer  | Copyright © 2003 MSDE