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Framework for Effective Practice:
Engaging Interactions and Environments

The foundation of the House represents the fundamental elements of quality preschool practice. These include social and emotional support, well-organized and managed classrooms, and meaningful teacher-child interactions that support children's engagement in learning.

Effective, engaging interactions and environments are the foundation for development and learning across all Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains.

Use the table below to explore key aspects of engaging interactions and environments. Before you begin, learn more by viewing the Building a Solid Foundation 15-minute In-service Suite.

Related Materials

These resources can help to identify best practices in establishing engaging interactions and environments to support child outcomes and school readiness goals.



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Last Reviewed: July 2014

Last Updated: March 1, 2016