Explore four benefits of outdoor play and exploration for infants and toddlers: improved health; strengthened development and learning; connection to nature; and extended curriculum.
This resource provides guiding questions for exploring how a curriculum fosters children's thinking skills and a deeper understanding of concepts.
Explore these 15-minute In-service Suites, a professional development resource for busy staff. Find ways to implement curriculum and teaching practices for children birth to age 5 in various learning domains.
Find resources about how to select and implement a research-based curriculum. Learn ways teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors can put research-based curriculum and teaching practices to work.
This guide helps education staff explore how a curriculum approaches teaching and learning. Learn how a curriculum addresses learning domains and goals, supports family engagement, and more.
In this guide, learn about ways to align curricula and teaching practices with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains. Discover how staff can use the ELOF to promote children’s development.
Review key features of early childhood curricula, including scope, sequence, and implementation. Find tips and checklists to ensure alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
A research-based early childhood curriculum is in line with current studies and best practices on how children develop and learn. It is content-rich and focuses on domain-specific, developmentally appropriate content and skills.