Early Learning & School Readiness

The Early Learning and School Readiness Team at State Support Team Region 4 is committed to improving results for young children in preschool through grade three. The staff provides early learning and school readiness support that are focused on high-quality instruction through technical assistance and professional development. 

The team also conducts specialized work in the area of improving results for young children that includes.

  • Implementation of Early Learning Content Standards;
  • Support implementation of Step Up To Quality guidelines;
  • Assessment measures and techniques, including assessment for progress monitoring and program planning as well as initial assessment;
  • Transition from IDEA Part C to preschool and preschool to kindergarten;
  • The use of data for program, class and individual planning;
  • Early literacy and interventions;
  • Models of service delivery, including consultation;
  • Increasing capacity of programs to support social/emotional development;
  • Curriculum and instruction for high-quality programming;
  • Compliance with federal and state special education laws and regulations;
  • Transition
  • Development and implementation of Interagency Agreements for providing of services to preschoolers with disabilities;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Leadership development and program planning

The services are designed to support all regional entities-including public and private preschools such as Early Childhood Education, Preschool Special Education, DD’s, Head Starts and community-based child-care programs. 

Contact Information

Krista Dickens
440-350-2563 ext. 1708

 Dr. Tricia McCollum 
440-350-2563 ext. 1760

Professional Development Opportunities

Preschool Child Care Directory
Lake-Geauga Interagency Agreement 
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