Providing Feedback

Explore this in-service suite to learn how to provide feedback to children that supports them. Teacher feedback can help children’s learning and encourage effort.

Expansions

Expansions are ways to expand on what a child says or does during a conversation. This in-service suite describes how to use expansions to extend conversations with children to promote their language development.

Designing Environments

Learn about features of the physical and social classroom environment that maximize young children's engagement and learning.

Creating a Caring Community

Learn how teachers can create a caring classroom community. Discover ways to model and promote positive social behaviors in the classroom.

Creating Classroom Rules

This in-service suite describes five steps teachers can follow to generate meaningful classroom rules and teach them to children.

Being Aware of Children's Needs

This in-service suite explores the importance of teachers’ responding to children’s needs. Discover how teacher awareness helps them notice children’s successes, no matter how small.

Early Essentials Webisode 1: Components of Quality

Watch and listen as Angie Godfrey, Office of Head Start, and Dawn Ramsburg, Office of Child Care, explore what quality looks like. Comprehensive services, state and federal regulations, continuity of care, and professional development are all important components.

Making Learning Meaningful

Find out how to make children’s learning meaningful. Also, explore how learning can be relevant in children’s everyday lives.