Early Learning Initiatives
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines:
Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines are for everyone who interacts with children ages three-six. Through alignment of and, in some cases, adjustments or additions to the goals and progressions identified in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the standards identified in the Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten, this document offers a shared view of and common vocabulary for child development and learning from age 3 through the end of kindergarten. The Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines include a continuum of development and learning in five domains: approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics.
Early Learning Guidelines are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Vietnamese through the Oregon Department of Education’s website:
During the preschool years, children begin to build the brain structures that will help them be successful students. Attending high-quality preschool nurtures this brain development, and can help smooth a child’s transition into kindergarten. TTSD Early Learning is focused on offering the tools, resources, and programs to all of our students in order to provide them the building blocks that they can take with them on their education journey.
Children who attend preschool are more likely to become successful students later on. TTSD coordinates with several different programs that specifically service preschool-age children. Programs and locations vary based on the school neighborhood and the child’s financial need.