Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS)
The Kansas Early Learning: Building the Foundation for Successful Children document (opens in a new window) provides a framework for understanding and communicating a common set of developmentally appropriate expectations for young children within a context of shared responsibility and accountability for helping children meet these expectations.
The KELS Toolkit
The University of Kansas, Life Span Institute in collaboration with the Kansas Inservice Training Program (KITS) completed a toolkit designed to support training, technical assistance, and dissemination of information regarding the KELS. This toolkit has a number of resources that can be utilized to reinforce the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators and families. The materials address specific topics and how the KELS supports early childhood services and programs.