Support your program in reviewing how well an assessment instrument assesses children’s skills, behaviors, and knowledge in the ELOF domains.
The Head Start Program Performance Standards require grantees to implement program and teaching practices that are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF).
Hear from an education manager about how she used the Implementation Toolkit with her team. Learn how she used the guides to walk her program through the process of implementing practices that are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
For infants and toddlers, school readiness refers to their developing capacity to self-regulate, demonstrate curiosity, communicate effectively, and develop close, secure relationships. Good health and proper nutrition support this developing capacity. This happens within the context of nurturing, culturally responsive relationships with parents, caregivers, extended family, and community.
With goals and a plan of action in place, the next challenge is to identify ways to measure children’s progress toward meeting goals. Child-level assessment data is collected for individual children by programs using one or more valid and reliable assessment systems. Tools for determining a child’s status and progress include, but are not limited to, direct assessment, structured observations, checklists, staff or parent report measures, and portfolio records or work samples.