Our support email contact is changing, please use keds@uky.edu

  • Two online courses are available for Kentucky First Steps providers, the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Health Care Needs (3rd Edition) and Administering the HELP® 0-3 System. Go to www.kentuckypartnership.org/registration for additional details and online registration.
  • Secure Messaging System available to contact KEDS about an individual child.

What is KEDS?

The Kentucky Early Childhood Data System (KEDS) is designed to provide a data system that will allow teachers and providers at the local level to implement high quality curriculum-based assessments that inform instructional and classroom practices yet provide data at the regional/district and state level on the extent to which children are meeting the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards and OSEP Child Outcomes.

A more detailed description about KEDS and how it works is given in the About KEDS page.



Latest Resource

State Early Childhood Assessment Headlines

  • Exciting developments in KEDS include district-level reporting of Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) child outcome results for children with IFSPs and IEPs on First Steps and KDE websites.
  • KEDS is collaborating with state partners to develop KY standards-based reports.


National Early Childhood Assessment Headlines


  • Child Outcomes Step by Step: Click here to view this video from the Early Child Outcome Center, as it illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.


  • To help special educators and early interventionists in their task of implementing the updated regulations, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) have released a side-by-side comparison of the 2011 final Part C regulations, published on Sept. 28, to Part C regulations from 1999.