Making It Work! Connecting Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Classrooms and Communities with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework

Adults have always taught children the skills and values that they need to succeed as adults in their culture. The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) calls these the "domains of early learning." When early childhood programs connect their traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and life ways with the ELOF domains, children develop math, literacy, social-emotional, self-help, and other skills. The Making It Work! resource is a planning process that supports American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start programs to teach their language and culture while meeting Head Start requirements.

School Readiness: Supporting the Transition from Head Start to Kindergarten

The underlying goal of school readiness in Head Start is successful transition to kindergarten. The purposeful coordination between Head Start classroom and elementary school settings can expand the gains that children have made in the program. View this webinar for a framework to guide you in the creation of a successful transition process for your program.

School Readiness Resources for You!

Watch this webinar to explore an orientation to NCQTL school readiness resources. They are designed to support your work on all four school readiness action steps for infants and toddlers.

Resources for Early Learning Professional Development

Explore this webinar to get an overview of NCQTL resources. They are designed to help Head Start teaching staff with training and professional development. Learn more about school readiness, CLASS®, teacher development, and kindergarten transition.

Unpacking Your In-service Suite Box Set

Use the hands-on activities in this webinar to "unpack" the NCQTL in-service suite box set. An orientation to key resources and AIAN supplemental materials also are provided.

Let's Talk about Data! Leading Cultures of Inquiry

This webinar promotes meaningful data dialogues by keeping interactions real, learning-focused, and child-centered. It includes practical ideas to use data in meaningful dialogue, a three-step model to guide data-driven inquiry, and strategies for using child outcome information.

Bringing Science into the Classroom

Children are born curious about the world around them; they are natural scientists. But for many teachers, understanding how to engage children in scientific inquiry requires more experience and ongoing practice. This webinar focuses on using the scientific method to support children’s cognitive and language development, and discusses how education managers can support teachers to infuse science throughout the day.

Schedules and Routines in AIAN Programs

Daily schedules and routines help keep you organized. Research shows they also influence children’s social and emotional development. Learn how to develop your classroom schedules and routines in ways that will help you create and sustain a lively but well-organized classroom.