The Texas Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) formerly the School Readiness Certification System (SRCS) is a system used to evaluate the effectiveness of prekindergarten, Head Start, and community-based licensed child care programs in preparing children for kindergarten. This program is managed in partnership with the Regional Education Service Center 17.
Authorization: Texas Education Code (TEC), §29.161
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Each of the 20 Education Service Centers (ESC) employs a School Readiness Integration (SRI) specialist that provides professional development, training, and technical assistance to early childhood education providers within the ESC region. The SRI will coordinate the implementation of the Texas Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) as well as encouraging districts to maintain a cost-effective School Readiness Integration (SRI) model that brings together school districts, child care providers, and Head Start programs to prepare prekindergarten children for transition into school.
Authorization: 82nd Texas Legislative Session, General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article VII, Rider 27
As a result of being awarded a federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant award by the USDE, TEA has issued the Texas Literacy Initiative Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this RFA was to solicit grant applications from eligible applicants to implement programs that create partnerships between school districts and their associated early childhood education (ECE) providers to improve school readiness and success in the areas of language and literacy for disadvantaged students by implementing the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP).
Texas School Ready! is a high quality early childhood model, based on proven school readiness components including:
- High quality, developmentally appropriate and rigorous curriculum;
- Continuous student progress monitoring;
- Professional development for teachers, including mentoring; and
- Creating and implementing a School Readiness Integration Partnership to coordinate services among school districts, child care providers, and Head Start programs participating in the Texas Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) formerly the Texas School Readiness Certification System (SRCS).
The program is administered by the Children’s Learning Institute at the UT Heath Science Center at Houston. For detailed information about the grant program, including award lists and complete guidelines, requirements and resources, go to Texas School Ready!
Authorization: 82nd Texas Legislative Session, General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article III, Rider 54 and Article VII (TWC) Rider 29
- Prekindergarten Early Start Grant (PKES)
- Early Childhood Education Partnership Project (ECEPP)
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