Oregon Department of Education

CCSS Toolkit: Early Childhood - CCSS Awareness

Awareness & Understanding

It is important the early educators are aware of the Common Core State Standards to effectively support young children’s learning and development and prepare them for kindergarten and success in school. To increase awareness and understanding of the Common Core State Standards and early learning standards, the following steps are suggested:

To Do

Learn about the CCSS


  • 2. Find out more about what the CCSS means for Early Childhood Education.
  • 3. Review the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
    Oregon is in the process of adopting the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as the state early learning standards for children ages 3-5. The Framework guides all programs serving 3 to 5 year old children on key elements of school readiness. It should be used to connect assessment data to aspects of program design, including school readiness goals consistent with state and local expectations.
  • 4. Learn about High Quality PreK - 3rd in the Age of Common Core    
    This website contains presentations on topics that include: Successful PreK–3rd Transitions, Socio-emotional and Academic Connections, and What Does Rigorous and Responsive PreK–3rd Look Like?

CCSS Parent Guides
  • English PDF   11/27/2012 (216.41 KB)
  • Spanish PDF   11/28/2012 (264.33 KB)

  • Kara Williams Email    (503) 947-5728
    EI-ECSE - Early Education to K-3 – Education Specialist