Research-Based Curricula and Teaching Practices
A high-quality, research-based curriculum provides learning goals and activities in key areas of children's development that reflect support for school readiness goals. A curriculum provides guidance on what to teach (content) and how to teach (learning experiences and teaching strategies). The content is drawn from current child development science, the interests and ideas of the children, and the values of the community.
Resources to inform your review of effective teaching practices in support of child outcomes and school readiness goals.
- Curriculum, Assessment and the Head Start Framework: An Alignment Review Tool [PDF, 448.10KB] Available in Spanish
- Choosing a Preschool Curriculum [PDF, 382.97KB]
Last Reviewed: December 2012
Last Updated: June 10, 2014