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Preschool Through 3rd Grade Education

Learn More About Preschool Through 3rd Grade

Preschool Through 3rd Grade Implementation

Needs Assessments and Action Plan Examples

ESSA and Early Learning

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes opportunities for supporting early learning. Early learning is included in Colorado’s ESSA state plan and efforts continue to identify opportunities to support Preschool Through 3rd Grade at the state and local district level. The First Five Years Fund designed this resource, What Early Learning in ESSA Can Look Like for States and Districts to highlight the law’s express early learning provisions as well as others that could strengthen and expand early childhood initiatives at the state and local level.


National Resources

National P-3 Center

The National P-3 Center focuses on the learning opportunities that young children experience from birth through 3rd grade.

P-3 Framework

The Framework is designed to address key questions facing those who are developing and implementing comprehensive P-3 approaches in their school, district, or community

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)

CEELO fosters sustainable change in state policy and practice for children birth to third grade.

Education Commission of the States

K-3 Resources  

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Leading Pre-K – 3 Learning Communities 

United States Department of Education (USDOE)

Early Learning web page - You can find information about grant opportunities, webinars, and current reports.

Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment and Differentiated Instruction:  A Literature Review, August 2016


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For questions and support please contact:

Anji Gallanos
Preschool Through 3rd Grade Director
720-527-0497 
Gallanos_A@cde.state.co.us.