Early Childhood and Family Education


Jennifer McKay 
Senior Director of Early Childhood
Curriculum and Instruction
(405) 522-0638

Judy Cummings
Literacy Coordinator

Curriculum and Instruction 
(405) 521-4096

Early Childhood and Family Education provides information and resources to support children and families birth to age 8. We offer professional development covering the Oklahoma Academic Standards and best practices for early childhood classrooms.

Oklahoma's 8-Year Strategic Plan, called Oklahoma Edge, has a critical goal:

  • Every child deserves and must have the opportunity for a strong, competitive education that can lead to a productive and fulfilling life.

The Early Childhood office will support this goal by building on the Oklahoma Edge pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Achieve academic success
  • Pillar 2: Build exceptional educators and schools
  • Pillar 3: Create engaged communities

new! Standards by Grade Level

Regional Professional Learning Workshops

OSDE is excited to announce free early childhood professional learning workshops for the 2019-2020 school year. These workshops are being offered in different regions of the state and are designed to support educators with effective instructional strategies aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. 

Find more information about the workshops and register by clicking on the link below. It will open a page with dates of the events. Simply click on the date of the event you would like to attend. While space is limited and we encourage signing up quickly, please ensure to cancel any ticket that will go unused as many teachers are hoping to attend these workshops and we would like to have no empty seats.



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 or complete the online request form

Early Childhood Newsletters and Briefs

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Last updated on January 15, 2020