After Action Reviews

An After Action Review (AAR) is a discussion of a project or an activity that enables the individuals involved to learn for themselves what happened, why it happened, what went well, what needs improvement and what lessons can be learned from the experience. This article offers ideas that can assist management teams with addressing issues as they arise with open and continuous feedback. The spirit of an AAR is one of openness and learning. This article provides a brief overview of each approach and the variation in how each is conducted is provided.

Environmental Support

This in-service suite offers strategies for using environmental support. These strategies help to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Explore examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Child Preferences

This in-service suite offers strategies for using child preferences. 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.

Peer Support

This in-service suite offers strategies for using peer support to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Examples illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning

These 15-minute In-service Suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.

Materials Adaptation

Explore this in-service suite to find strategies for using materials adaptation. These strategies help to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Discover examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Special Equipment

This in-service suite offers strategies for using special equipment. These strategies help to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Discover examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Invisible Support

This in-service suite offers strategies for using invisible support. Learn how to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Also, find examples of what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Teacher Time Preschool Series

Explore the Teacher Time series of webinars for Head Start preschool teachers, and related teaching tips and materials.