The Office of Early Learning
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs
"To Ensure Lasting Achievement For All Early Learners"
The Office of Early Learning coordinates the Pre-Kindergarten Program and is responsible for providing support and education for staff and families to ensure high quality education for children the year before Kindergarten to prepare them for school success.
Pre-Kindergarten classes focus on teaching children to see themselves as capable learners, develop reading, writing and math skills, and work well with other children and adults.
STEPS (Starting Transitions Early to Promote Success)
STEPS is an Office of Early Learning initiative designed to provide early supports for children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers. STEPS offers opportunities for children and their caregivers to engage in experiences that support early transitions both at home and in community settings.
The Office of Early Learning partners with Early Care and Education Providers to support children and families at a range of ages, in a range of settings, prior to entering Kindergarten.
Early Learning Coalitions seek to integrate the relationships young children and their families have with individuals and organizations so these systems work together to impact the whole child.
Contact Early Learning
Lori Erickson, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, OEL
E. Ashley Childs
Supervisor, Pre-K Programming
Nikole T. Logan, Ed.D.
Supervisor, Pre-K Family Engagement and Community Partnerships
Principal, Early Learning Hubs
Supervisor, Early Learning Hubs