Kansas State Department of Education. Select ks early learning standards to see what to work on with a 4 year old. Don't overcomplicate it though. Sometimes it's a lot a fancy words to say they can play dress up
ccording to new data released by the UIS, literacy rates for adults and youths continue to rise. Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men. In 2012, 87% of female youths had basic literacy skills, compared to 92% of male youths. Overall, 60% of all countries with data had youth literacy rates of 95% or higher.
The Alliance for Childhood has WONDERFUL research articles posted on their site free of charge, including: Facing the Screen Dilemma, The Crisis in Kindergarten, and the Crisis in Early Childhood, which is an article on high stakes testing and it's effect on early childhood education.