Kindergarten Readiness
Summit 2020

Kindergarten Readiness / Transitions Virtual Summit

Friday, November 13, 2020, 9am – 12pm

Identify your Community Team and REGISTER to participate in the Summit.  

Registration questions include:

  • Experience of planning Team
  • Status of Transition Plan
  • What Resources would be most helpful
  • If planning has started, what shared beliefs and goals are guiding the work?

Summit Preparation

Resource Articles

New America Moving into Kindergarten

New America Funding Sources


Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Presentation Slides (pdf)

Opening Speaker – Melissa Rooker, Executive Director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund

Showcase – New York Head Start School Readiness Plan, Colleen Mayne-Butler from Community Action Head Start and PreK

Examples – From New America presented by Mary Baskett

Part C Bridges Project – Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Kayzy Bigler, Kathy Keck, FAC Parent and Brooklyn Klassen, Head Start Parent)

Final Summit Reminders – Peggy Kelly, Kansas Head Start Association

Wednesday, September 9, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Presentation Slides (pdf)

Opening Keynote – Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director of the Office of Head Start

Panel Showcase – Garden City, KS (Mary Martha Good, KCSL Head Start Director; Dr. Steve Karlin, Garden City Schools Superintendent; and Lona DuVall, Finney County Economic  development Council Director)

Star Quality Enhancement Information – Amanda Petersen, Early Childhood Director for Kansas State Department of Education

How to attend 11/13 Summit – Peggy Kelly, Executive Director of Kansas Head Start Association