Early Childhood and Family Education


Sharon Morgan
Director of Early Childhood
Curriculum and Instruction
(405) 522-3241

Welcome to the Early Childhood and Family Education Page!  On our page, you will find information about programs and services for families and children birth through 3rd grade as well as a variety of resources for parents, teachers, administrators, educators, and students.

Please see the "Main Page" menu for information regarding specific ages and grade levels. The "Quick Link" section provides links to commonly asked questions about topics such as the Oklahoma Academic Standards, Special Education, and How to Support Young Children Academically as well as Immunization and Child Care information.

Early Childhood Professional Development

The Office of Instruction is available to provide customized professional development to school districts in their local area. Please contact the Office of Instruction at (405) 522-3241.

Smart Start Oklahoma

Smart Start Oklahoma provides a structure for collaborative planning and decision-making to increase coordination between programs, maximize the use of public and private funding, and pursue policies for improving learning opportunities and environments for Oklahoma children under six. Smart Start Oklahoma is a public-private partnership made up of two branches: the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board and the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation. Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board was created by the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act (Title 10 O.S. § 640). Additionally, the Board is the designated body that serves as Oklahoma’s State Early Childhood Advisory Council, as authorized by the federal Head Start Act of 2007 (PL 110-134, Section 642B), and carries out the responsibilities established therein. Superintendent Hofmeister serves as an OPSR board member.

Mission:  To lead Oklahoma in coordinating an early childhood system focused on strengthening families and school readiness for all children.

Vision:  All Oklahoma children will be safe, healthy, eager to learn, and ready to succeed by the time they enter school.

For more information, go to http://www.opsrfoundation.org/.

Last updated on December 8, 2017