Texas School Ready!™

Texas School Ready! (formerly known as TEEM-Texas Early Education Model) is a high quality early childhood model, based on proven school readiness components including:

  • High quality, developmentally appropriate and rigorous curriculum
  • Continuous student progress monitoring
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Creating and implementing a School Readiness Integration Partnership to coordinate services among school districts, child care providers, and Head Start programs participating in the Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS).

  • The program is administered by the Children's Learning Institute at the UT Heath Science Center at Houston.

    The Texas School Ready! project is an early education approach that serves at-risk preschool-aged children through shared resources between public and private early childhood education programs. The design of Texas School Ready! increases children's school readiness through five evidence-driven components: research-based curriculum, technology-driven child progress monitoring, facilitated teacher professional development, ongoing teacher mentoring, and sustainability, including participation in the Texas School Readiness Certification System (SRCS).

    Texas School Ready! serves more than 1,800 classrooms and about 41,000 children. Evidence from early childhood education professionals who implement Texas School Ready! in their classrooms reveals that young children most at-risk are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten.