Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015

The Office of Head Start is proud to provide you with the newly revised Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five. Designed to represent the continuum of learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, this Framework replaces the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework for 3–5 year olds, issued in 2010. This new Framework is grounded in a comprehensive body of research regarding what young children should know and be able to do during these formative years. Our intent is to assist programs in their efforts to create and impart stimulating and foundational learning experiences for all young children and prepare them to be school ready.

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Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015 Webinars

Implementation of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (Oct. 6, 2015)

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (June 30, 2015)

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five Webinar Slides available in PowerPoint [PPTX, 5MB] and PDF [PDF, 540KB]

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework Intersection with States

2010 Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework

This document was developed before the release of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015 (HSELOF) [PDF, 9.2MB]. While information in this document is still valuable, the Office of Head Start (OHS) is in the process of updating materials to reflect the HSELOF 2015 to ensure they address the current needs of programs and reflect best practices and research. At this time, Getting Started [PDF, 703KB] provides initial guidance to programs in how to use the HSELOF.

Select any domain area to find strategies and resources for each domain element.

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English Language Development

The 10 domains above apply to all children. One domain, English Language Development, applies only to children who are dual language learners (DLLs). These children speak a language other than English at home.

 

How Do Preschool Programs Support School Readiness? [PDF, 248KB]

The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (Revised Sept 2011) [PDF, 1.6MB]

The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (En Español) (Revised Sept 2011) [PDF, 473KB]

The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2015. English.

Last Reviewed: February 2016

Last Updated: February 1, 2016