School Readiness - Birth to Age 5
Readiness initiative is a collaborative effort between parents and professionals that aims to
prepare the non-school age child cognitively,
socially, and emotionally for school.
Resources and Supports for 0-5 years/Pre-Kindergarten Children and Caregivers
- DRDP-School Readiness
Desired Results Developmental Profile-Kindergarten© (DRDP-SR) was created in
order to provide transitional kindergarten and traditional kindergarten
teachers with a valid, reliable measurement tool that will assist them to
observe, document and reflect on the learning, development and progress of
- First 5 California
5 California/Proposition 10 recognizes that children's health and education are
a top priority, especially in the early years of development. Each county provides services for families
with children aged 0-5.
- Head Start
The Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families
through education, health, social, and other services.
Pre-Kindergarten and K-1 Teacher Training/Resources
- Teachers Early Development Instrument
The Early Development Instrument is a questionnaire developed by
Dr. Dan Offord and Dr. Magdalena Janus at the Offord Centre for Child Studies
at McMaster University. It is a 103-item questionnaire completed by
kindergarten teachers that measures children’s ability to meet age appropriate
developmental expectations in five general domains.
- Infant Mental Health and Development (Barnard Center)
mission of the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development is to promote interdisciplinary research, education, and practice and
advance policy related to the social and emotional development of all children
during the first five years. This work is framed within a universal awareness
of the importance of these early years and is aimed at supporting relationships
between caregivers and young children.
Trauma Focused Care
The Chadwick Center
Center, one of the largest hospital based child advocacy and trauma treatment
centers in the nation, is staffed with more than 75 professionals in the field
of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing,
and education technology. The staff is committed to family-centered care
and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and family violence.