Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)
The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. These data help inform state and district-level decisions about education policy and investments, and classroom decisions about individualized learning.
The Family Connection component of WaKIDS, which occurs through a Family Connection Meeting, is a one-on-one meeting with a child’s family/guardian to welcome them to the K-12 system.
The Whole-child Assessment is an authentic whole-child observational assessment, meaning that teachers observe children during everyday activities (transitions, instruction, learning centers, etc.)
The Early Learning Collaboration component of WaKIDS aims to foster relationships with early learning providers to transition children to kindergarten. This practice can create a sense of continuity for children to promote a shared understanding of kindergarten readiness, and ultimately provide a smooth transition for children and families.
WaKIDS is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. Please see below for upcoming WaKIDS training dates, training descriptions, and to register for any WaKIDS trainings.
The following WaKIDS related resources are for teachers, administrators, support staff, district assessment coordinators, and families.
Find WaKIDS staff to contact for any questions or technical support.