High-Quality Early Childhood Program Self-Assessment
Evaluating the quality of your early childhood programs helps ensure that our youngest learners are receiving the early learning experience necessary to support optimal development and learning in early childhood. The Early Childhood Education Division at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed the Early Childhood Program Self-Assessments for prekindergarten and kindergarten to help local education agencies (LEAs) in their continuous improvement efforts. This guide is aimed at supporting LEAs as they utilize the Early Childhood Program Self-Assessments for prekindergarten and kindergarten. Included in this guide are suggestions and resources for conducting a program self-assessment and corresponding resources to support quality improvement. The Early Childhood Education Division recognizes that the process for completing a program self-assessment is highly dependent upon the make-up of the LEA. Therefore, the goal of this guide is to provide a variety of resources that support a range of LEA sizes, organizational structures and capacities. The intended use of the Early Childhood Program Self-Assessment tools is to assist LEAs in evaluating their early childhood programs in order to make program adjustments to meet the needs of all students.