The work that Early, Migrant and Seasonal, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start programs do with children from birth to 5 years of age, their families, and communities is intended to be imbedded in a context of strong relationships and intentional, individualized, responsive interactions. This podcast, which opens the Caring Connections podcast series, highlights the importance of the adult-child relationship and interactions as the base for all work in Early, Migrant and Seasonal, and AIAN Head Start programs.
In 2010 – 11, the Office of Head Start (OHS) began an effort to learn about the successes, progress, and challenges faced by a number of large and small tribal communities in various stages of preserving, revitalizing, or reclaiming their tribal language. Information was gathered from tribal leaders, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Head Start leaders, tribal language and culture experts, and researchers during informal discussions with a select number of Tribes and grantees and at formal gatherings including the OHS Tribal Consultations and the OHS Tribal Language Preservation and Revitalization Roundtable.
Making It Work: Implementing Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Early Learning Settings
Making It Work is a resource that can help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) early education staff meet school readiness goals. Learn how to use it while teaching traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and lifeways.
Early math is critical! This webinar describes how to help teachers bring out the math in children’s everyday activities. It also reviews resources and tools for supervisors to support teaching staff in how to "mathematize" in four areas: numbers and operations, geometry and spatial sense, patterns, and measurement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.