Many OSDE staff members are working remotely to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any staff or department. We will respond to your call or email as soon as possible.

Early Childhood and Family Education


Lauren Jenks-Jones
Director of Early Childhood
Curriculum and Instruction

Judy Cummings
Literacy Coordinator

Curriculum and Instruction 
(405) 521-4096

COVID-19 Guidance:

 Standards by Grade Level 


Early Childhood Newsletters and Briefs

Early Childhood Briefs 

Summer 2019 / Brief 1- Who are early childhood learners, and what are some strategies for instructional success?

Fall 2019 / Brief 2- The importance of play in the cognitive and emotional development of early childhood.

Spring 2020 / Brief 3- Recognizing diversity in the first year of schooling.

new! Summer 2020/Brief 4 - Best practices in supporting young learners over summer.

     Early Childhood Summer Learning Activities

  • 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) 521-4096 or complete the online request form.

  • 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. 

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Last updated on July 6, 2020