Aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

Rely on a connected ecosystem that integrates all the essential elements for an effective Head Start, Early Head Start, or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program.

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Empower individualized learning.

Inform truly individualized instruction by connecting every facet of a child’s learning, from curriculum to assessment to professional development and family engagement.

Identify and achieve school readiness goals with continuity of outcomes data.

Provide efficient and ongoing data to inform instruction and drive program planning and continuous improvement.

Build relationships through whole-child assessment.

Support the whole child through ongoing observation-based formative assessment and make meaningful, data-driven decisions that lead to improved outcomes.

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Build powerful partnerships with families.

Deepen and scale family engagement with a wealth of tools, including a research-based parenting curriculum verified by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement.

Support healthy social–emotional development.

Foster resiliency when it’s needed the most in young children through the development of social–emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making.

Facilitate coaching to support fidelity of implementation.

Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to practice-based coaching by ensuring your coaches have what they need to encourage teachers to achieve optimal implementation.

We are not only changing the lives of the children we serve today, but the future of our entire community.”
Teresa, Head Start Administrator

All Essential Ingredients for a High-Quality Head Start Program

Teaching Strategies strongly supports the Office of Head Start’s commitment to using research to improve the standards that support greater outcomes for children.

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The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
Build children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills through hands-on, project-based investigations.
The Creative Curriculum ® for Infants, Toddles, and Twos
Integrate learning into every moment of the day and support the development of the whole child during these most critical and formative years.
Expanded Daily Resources for Twos
Amplify the impact of The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos with project-based, investigative learning designed specifically for the twos classroom.
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Al’s Pals®
Young children need resiliency now, more than ever. Boost social–emotional learning to prepare children for life’s challenges.
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Move beyond measurement and drive differentiated, effective instruction. Inform instruction without disruption by embedding authentic, observation-based assessment into each part of your day.
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Better serve and engage all families with a research-based framework and video modeling to extend and reinforce learning.
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Professional Development
Build and strengthen teacher capacity and professional growth to ensure your program can provide children with the kind of learning environments and experiences they deserve.
Streamline center management and ensure families stay connected to their children’s development.
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Professional Development Coaching
We believe that Head Start programs are most successful when they implement curriculum and assessment with fidelity.
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The Essentials Kit
Provide all the right materials with one kit. Ensure each classroom has the essential resources teachers need to guide daily learning experiences and spur investigation.
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Create trauma-sensitive, relationship-focused learning environments to mitigate the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on young children.

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Implementation and Onboarding Support

Our curriculum and assessment resources align with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five.

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Our Partnership in Action

Discover how Stanislaus County Head Start helps its teachers fill every day with meaningful and engaging experiences for the children in their program through The Creative Curriculum for Preschool.

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Ongoing Support Webinars

Join us for free, live Head Start webinars in which we discuss pertinent topics related to Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant Seasonal Head Start.

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Prepare for Your CLASS® Assessment

Teaching Strategies solutions for curriculum, assessment, family engagement, and professional development can be used to help programs prepare for the CLASS® assessment.

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Build the Foundation for Success for Each Child, Every Day

Ensure that your preschool programs integrate all the essential components for high-quality with a single, powerful platform that works hard for teachers.

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