Curriculum fidelity refers to how closely programs apply curriculum content and processes as they are designed. Explore this collection of resources to learn more.
Head Start administrators and education staff can review this document to understand and explore curriculum fidelity.
Programs must develop an effective system of training and professional development. It needs to support education staff in implementing their curriculum responsively, intentionally, and with fidelity.
Find out how program leaders work with others to identify the most appropriate ways to meet the standards around curriculum fidelity.
In this resource, find answers to common questions about ways to implement a curriculum with fidelity. According to 45 CFR § 1302.32, programs must support staff to effectively implement curricula and “at a minimum monitor curriculum implementation and fidelity.” Learn how education managers, child development specialists, coaches, and program leaders can support early educators. These educators include teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors. Explore how early educators can put a curriculum with fidelity in place, while being responsive to the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of children and families.
Learn how practice-based coaching can help teachers implement curricula the way it was designed to be used and delivered.
This webinar helps Head Start administrators, teachers, home visitors, and child care partners understand and explore curriculum fidelity. Discover research about why curriculum fidelity is important. Explore key features of programs that implement curriculum with fidelity. Also learn ways to help education staff to implement the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) related to curriculum fidelity.