PreK-3rd Grade Systems Supports
- Kindergarten Institute
- kindergarten Registration
- Available Professional Development
- Meet Our Team
- P-3 Network
The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life.
Registration WaKIDS trainings is available on the OSPI WaKIDS Events and Training page. Please note summer trainings have now concluded.
Summer 2022 trainings will be posted to the OSPI WaKIDS Events and Training page in April 2022. You can expect four types of WaKIDS Trainings for the 2022-23 school year:
- WaKIDS 101
- Introduction to WaKIDS for District and School Administrators
- WaKIDS 101 Refresher
- WaKIDS for Support Staff
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact: WaKIDS@K12.wa.us. Please note that PSESD no longer handles the registration process.
For all other inquiries, please contact:
Registration for the Third Annual Virtual Kindergarten Institute is Open
PSESD is pleased to announce the third annual Kindergarten Institute. The theme of this two-day virtual event is welcoming children and families back to school. Kindergarten Institute will feature two keynote speakers and afternoon breakout sessions that offer interactive learning, strategies and, resources for starting the 2021-22 school year strong. Kindergarten Institute is designed specifically for kindergarten teachers, Transitional Kindergarten teachers, kindergarten paraprofessionals, and coaches/admin who support kindergarten teachers throughout Washington State.
Presenter line up to be announced end of May.
Registration fee is $125 early bird (register by 5/31/20) and $150 (beginning 7/1/20).
Please email Elisabeth Smith at email@example.com with questions
Join OSPI, AESD, and AWSP in their Leadership Network
Who: District and school leaders. Central Office/principal teams are strongly encouraged to attend together.
What: OPSI in partnership with the AESD and AWSP, is launching the PreK-3rd Grade Leadership Network for principals and school district administrators seeking to identify and develop school improvement strategies focused on the early years. Participants will learn about key strategies, early learning initiatives, and network with other districts.
The PreK-3rd Grade Leadership Network will support Washington schools as they develop inclusive, anti-biased, asset-based strategies to address gaps in the kindergarten readiness that persist into third grade, including expansion of inclusive preschool programs, Transitional Kindergarten, and best practices for K-3 assessment and instruction. The network will also attend to the unique social-emotional and behavior needs of young students, and their families, as they transition to school, possibly for the first time ever.
When: Five 90 minutes network meetings (via Zoom) between December 2021-June 2022 on Fridays from 9:00 - 10:30 am with additional support available. Meeting dates are December 10, January 28, March 11, April 29, June 10.
How to sign up: Registration is limited to district and school administrators. Complete this short survey to sign up.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Whitney White at firstname.lastname@example.org.