Center-based programs can use these resources to support decisions about implementing continuity of care and choosing the best type for their program.
Learn about features of the physical and social classroom environment that maximize young children's engagement and learning.
Making It Work: Implementing Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Early Learning Settings for Children Ages Birth to 5
Making It Work is a resource that can help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) early education staff meet school readiness goals. Learn how to use it while teaching traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and lifeways.
Learn how teachers can create a caring classroom community. Discover ways to model and promote positive social behaviors in the classroom.
Learn ways to help children use positive behaviors during classroom transitions..
This in-service suite describes five steps teachers can follow to generate meaningful classroom rules and teach them to children.
This in-service suite introduces the foundation of the Framework for Effective Practice. It focuses on engaging interactions and environments.
This in-service suite provides strategies for using adult support. 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.
One-third of the children in Head Start and Early Head Start are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning English while also learning their home language. Virtually all of these children will code switch. In other words, they mix two or more languages in the same sentence while speaking. It is important that teachers, home visitors, and other staff understand what code switching is, the role it plays in language development, and how to respond to it.
This tool helps to identify the strengths and needs of an existing play space, and serves as a basis for setting priorities and planning enhancements and improvements.