The child care & early education glossary defines terms used to describe aspects of child care and early education practice and policy; the research glossary defines terms used in conducting social science and policy research, for example those describing methods, measurements, statistical procedures, and other aspects of research.
Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)
Assessments developed by states and aligned with states' early learning and development standards to assess what children know and are able to do as they enter kindergarten. KEAs are sometimes referred to as kindergarten readiness assessments (KRAs).
Refers to a process or milestone in which a child moves from a Preschool setting to kindergarten.
Kith and Kin Child Care
A term used for child care provided by relatives (kin), and friends and neighbors (kith) in the child's own home or in another home, often in unregulated settings. See related: Informal Child Care; Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Child Care; Home-based Child Care.