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Introducing AEPS-3: A Free Webinar Series

What’s new in the highly anticipated third edition of AEPS?

Find out in our free webinar series with the experts behind the new AEPS-3. In these one-hour webinars, you’ll get the inside scoop on updates and enhancements to the trusted, widely used assessment and curriculum. Each webinar also features a live Q&A with the expert presenters, so you can get your most pressing AEPS-3 questions answered!

WATCH TODAY: Webinar recordings are available to watch below. Access to certificates is provided at the end of each webinar recording.


Introducing AEPS-3: A Look at the Changes and Updates

Presented by Diane Bricker, Ph.D., and Nancy Miller
Originally aired: Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET


Join this free webinar for a complete overview of what’s new in the anticipated third edition of Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children, coming this November! You’ll hear firsthand from AEPS creator Diane Bricker and longtime AEPS user Nancy Miller about the exciting updates and enhancements to the AEPS®-3 linked system—and discover how these changes will benefit your program.


  • Benefits of the seamless new birth to six assessment
  • New literacy and math areas
  • New strands and items added to expand the difficulty range
  • Qualified scoring for items scored as 1 (Emerging Performance)
  • New forms and materials for working with families
  • AEPS-3 Ready-Set, a new shorter measure of school readiness skills
  • The reimagined, activity-based, tiered curriculum

Plus, get sneak peeks at the new Child Observation Data Form, Curriculum, family forms, and more! The webinar will also feature a Q&A with expert answers to viewer-submitted questions.



Introducing the New AEPS-3 Ready-Set

Presented by Ching-I Chen, Ph.D., and Marisa Macy, Ph.D.
Originally aired: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET


Led by two AEPS-3 experts, this free webinar gives you an in-depth introduction to the AEPS®-3 Ready-Set—a new, shorter measure focused on school readiness skills. With 40 developmentally advanced AEPS‐3 goals across all 8 areas of the AEPS‐3 Test, Ready-Set supports efficient assessment of groups of children in preschool and Head Start classrooms as they prepare to transition to kindergarten.


  • understand the purpose and goals of the Ready-Set measure
  • learn how and when to use Ready-Set
  • see how to use a corresponding form for gathering information from families, the Ready-Set Family Assessment of Child Skills
  • discover how to move from Ready-Set to the full AEPS-3 if a child needs more comprehensive assessment
  • get information about research conducted on Ready-Set, including a study with Montessori teachers in Florida and Idaho

The webinar will also feature a Q&A with expert answers to viewer-submitted questions.



Introducing the Reimagined AEPS-3 Curriculum

Presented by Jennifer Grisham, Ed.D., and Christy Kaylor
Originally aired: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET


What’s new in the AEPS®-3 Curriculum? Completely revised for the third edition, this activity‐based, multitiered curriculum helps early childhood professionals support every child’s development with differentiated instruction in 8 developmental areas: fine motor, gross motor, adaptive, social‐emotional, social‐communication, cognitive, literacy, and math.

Join a free webinar this November for an in-depth overview of this exciting reimagined curriculum. Learn about the changes from experts Jennifer Grisham, co-author of the AEPS-3 Curriculum, and Christy Kaylor, an early childhood educator who used the new curriculum in pilot studies.


  • learn about the development of and research behind the new curriculum
  • review the curriculum’s organization into 3 levels (Beginning, Growing, Ready), 18 routines and activities, and 3 tiers of teaching strategies (universal, focused, and specialized support)
  • get practical tips for moving from assessment results to teaching strategies and using the included intervention plan

The webinar will also feature a Q&A with expert answers to viewer-submitted questions.