Adult Support

This in-service suite provides strategies for using adult support. These strategies can be used to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Also, find examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Code Switching: Why It Matters and How to Respond

One-third of the children in Head Start and Early Head Start are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning English while also learning their home language. Virtually all of these children will code switch. In other words, they mix two or more languages in the same sentence while speaking. It is important that teachers, home visitors, and other staff understand what code switching is, the role it plays in language development, and how to respond to it.

A Creative Adventure

Art, music, and drama activities are important endeavors in a young child's development. This 13-minute streaming video encourages Head Start classroom staff, teachers, and parents to employ visual and performing arts techniques to support learning, as well as creative expression. Filmed in classrooms and home-based settings, the video demonstrates activities that allow children to use their imaginations and experience creative adventures.

Exploring the Meaning of Curriculum in the Early Head Start Classroom

The meaning and essential components of curriculum are the focus of this webinar. Early Head Start (EHS) staff may use it to learn how to use intentional application and individualization in the classroom. Speakers also discuss how EHS programs can choose appropriate curriculums that are inclusive of all the children and families they serve.