Minnesota Pre-Kindergarten Resources

Kaplan is honored to support you – Minnesota's early childhood professionals and caregivers – and to continue its long-standing commitment to creating the highest quality learning environments for young children!

This page is designed to provide you with all of the resources and information Minnesota early childhood professionals need to operate exemplary pre-kindergarten programs for both children and families.

Participation in Minnesota's Parent Aware program ensures that children are prepared for a successful transition to kindergarten and equipped with the skills that lay the groundwork for future academic success. We can't wait to partner with you and play an active role in each Minnesota child's success story!

State-Approved Assessments

Stand-Alone Assessments
LAP™-3 Kit
LAP™-3 Kit
Item: 10568
In Stock
$474.95
The Learning Accomplishment Profile Third Edition (LAP™-3) provides a systematic method for observing the skill development of any child functioning in the 36 to 72 month age range, including children with disabilities. The LAP™-3 Kit contains most materials necessary for assessing 20 children. Includes scoring sheets for summarizing results 3 times in one year.
E-LAP™ Scoring Booklets (20) English
E-LAP™ Scoring Booklets (20) English
Item: 16296
In Stock
$22.95
To be used in conjunction with the E-LAP™ kit. Scoring sheets are appropriate for training a child's progress three times a year. Set of 20.
Bundle-Approved Assessments

The assessments listed below are Parent Aware-approved assessment tools for the state of Minnesota. These assessments are approved as part of locally-developed assessment bundles and have not been approved for stand-alone tools. Programs interested in using these assessments must nominate them as a part of a bundle.

DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers (DECA-I/T) Kit
DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers (DECA-I/T) Kit
Item: 16139
In Stock
$229.95
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers is a premier tool for assessing protective factors and screening for potential risks in the social and emotional development of very young children. It includes 50 record forms (20 Infant and 30 Toddler), Strategies Guide, User Guide, Set of 5 reproducible Parent Teacher Masters, 20 Parent Strategy Guides (For Now & Forever), 3 Adult Resilience Journals (Building Your Bounce) and Forms CD. This assessment is standardized, norm-referenced,… More »
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschool, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2) Kit
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschool, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2) Kit
Item: 29026
Temporarily Out of Stock
$229.95
This innovative program allows early childhood professionals and families to screen, assess, support, and evaluate outcomes in order to promote resilience and healthy social and emotional development in preschoolers. Kit includes: Preschool Record Forms (set of 40); User's Guide and Technical Manual; Strategy Guide; For Now and Forever Family Guides (set of 20); Building Your Bounce (2 copies); and FLIP IT!®

Other Resources

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