Early Childhood and Family Education


Contact

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

jennifer.mckay@sde.ok.gov 

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

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

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is excited to announce free professional development workshops for the 2018-2019 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. These workshops are perfect for educators looking to identify a new Professional Learning (PL) Focus or deepen expertise in an existing PL Focus. For more information on PL Focus go to https://sde.ok.gov/professional-learning-focus.

Workshops Offered: Choose OPTION 1 OR OPTION 2 WORKSHOP TO ATTEND ALL DAY

PreK- 3 Option 1:

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Lunch Break 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • In the morning attendees will examine how to utilize assessments to identify interventions for foundational skills in reading with Melissa Ahlgrim the OSDE Director of Reading Sufficiency. In the afternoon attendees will explore strategies to support effective instruction for the early childhood classroom with Jennifer McKay the OSDE Senior Director of Early Childhood Education.

PreK -3 Option 2:

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Lunch Break 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • In the morning attendees will explore strategies to support effective instruction for the early childhood classroom with Jennifer McKay the OSDE Senior Director of Early Childhood Education. In the afternoon attendees will examine how to utilize assessments to identify interventions for foundational skills in reading with Melissa Ahlgrim the OSDE Director of Reading Sufficiency.

 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chickasha-prek-3-early-childhood-education-workshops-registration-52681803693 


FAQ:

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.

Last updated on February 15, 2019