K-3 Early Literacy Requirements

K-3 Early Literacy Requirements

All Colorado teachers who teach kindergarten through 3rd grade must complete a minimum of 45 hours of evidence-based reading training. St. Vrain Valley Schools offers a pathway to achieve this READ Act requirement.
The deadline to complete training is August 1, 2022 and documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system by August 15, 2022.
  • The St. Vrain Pathway allows teachers to fulfill the READ Act Requirements by completing Essentials in Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction, Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Basic Training, and a final assessment. A READ Act certificate will be issued once the Pathway is complete. These courses can be found in the PD Course Catalog.
  • The CDE website has options for teachers who are not following the St. Vrain Pathway.
  • Teachers will need to submit the READ Act certificate to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system by August 15, 2022. Choose option 6: Complete CDE-approved training provided by a district or BOCES.
  • Teachers must also submit the Read Act certificate to the SVVS Human Resources Department using the Employee Certification Page.

If you have any questions about Professional Development courses, please contact Amy Magyar (magyar_amy@svvsd.org) at 303-702-8252.

If you have questions about submitting your READ Act certificate to SVVS Human Resources, please email humanresources@svvsd.org.