Educators and Administrators

Early Childhood Resources for Educators and Administrators 

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.

Early Childhood Legislation

Pre-K - Early Childhood Education Programs under Oklahoma Administrative Code Section 210:15-11-2 

Oklahoma State Statutes for Kindergarten 

Statewide Initatives and Training

The Early Learning Inventory

The Early Learning Inventory (ELI) is a free, comprehensive tool to gauge students’ knowledge and skills at the start of the school year and to monitor students’ progress in these areas across the year. The ELI covers foundational knowledge and skills, such as counting and alphabet knowledge, as well as dispositions and abilities critical to early learning. Educator can quickly and purposefully gather information about their students’ knowledge and skills using the ELI’s observational rubrics that outline the progression of children’s learning across six essential domains of school readiness: 

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Approaches toward learning;
  • Physical Development, Health, and Well Being; 
  • Scientific Conceptual Understanding; and
  • Self, Family, and Community.

Beyond providing insight to educators on the entry point of the students in their class, it allows for rich conversation and information sharing with families on student goals. 

Initiative Informational Document

Frequently Asked Questions

Oklahoma Academic Standards

Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. These standards were written by Oklahomans for Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Academic Standards:
  • Focus on deep thinking, conceptual understanding, and real‐world problem-solving skills
  • Set expectations for students to be College, Career, and Citizenship Ready
  • Incorporate Literacy in Science, Social Studies, and Technical Subjects
  • Emphasize the use of citations and examples from texts when creating opinions and arguments
  • Increase rigor and grade‐level expectations
Standards and Instructional Frameworks:  

To learn more about Oklahoma Academic Standards visit here.

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 development of a young child.

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

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

Administrator and Educator Resources

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Last updated on November 20, 2023