Responsive Learning Environments

Learning environments are everywhere. They include the home, outdoors, classrooms, and more. Discover ways to use the environment to support all children's school readiness.

Preschool Effective Practice Series

These Teacher Time episodes focus on supporting preschoolers' development and learning through all the elements of the Framework for Effective Practice, or House Framework. 

 Infant/Toddler Effective Practice Series

These Teacher Time episodes focus on supporting infants' and toddlers' development and learning through all the elements of the Framework for Effective Practice, or House Framework. 

Early Childhood Education

Head Start programs must ensure teachers and relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment. They also must promote children's healthy growth and development in ways that align with school readiness goals.

Caring Connections Series

Welcome to the Office of Head Start (OHS) Caring Connections podcasts. These podcasts are designed to offer you important tidbits of information that focus on topics relevant to your work with infants, toddlers, and their families.

News You Can Use: Environment as Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

In this News You Can Use, explore ideas about building nurturing environments to support the learning of very young children. This resource will teach home visitors, program staff, caregivers, and other early childhood educators how to create a safe, playful, and welcoming learning environment for infants and toddlers.