This season of Teacher Time focuses on the four sub-domains of the ELOF Approaches to Learning domain. Each episode highlights teaching and learning experiences that support children’s approaches to learning in ways that are culturally and linguistically responsive and promote children’s sense of identity and belonging.
School readiness is foundational across early childhood systems and programs. It means children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children. Head Start views school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life. Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development are all essential ingredients of school readiness. Managers, teaching staff, caregivers, family advocates, and families can learn more about creating enriching and supportive learning environments for young children ages birth to 5.
The experiences we have as children shape our brains and set the stage for a lifetime of learning. In this podcast, learn the basics of brain development and how to support children's healthy brain development.
Children need extra support in their earliest days to grow a healthy brain. Caring relationships, child-centered interactions, and responsive care are keys to nurturing healthy brain development.
Discover the basics of brain development and how early experiences shape the architecture of a child’s brain. Learn about the importance of back-and-forth interactions and strategies that support this growth.
Children learn through play every single day. Watch these videos to find out what — and how — children learn as they play.
This series focuses on a variety of topics technical assistance providers can use during social distancing and challenging times.
This video covers the importance of monitoring child development as well as guidelines for prevention of suspension and expulsion.
These handouts help families learn more about milestone development and what to expect in a Head Start Program for each age group. They also include information about forming partnerships with their physicians.
Explore this module to learn about children's brain building and development. It includes the following topics: Brain Building Basics, the Brain and Learning, and Stress and the Brain.
In this Teacher Time season, learn about effective teaching practices to support children's development and learning in the ELOF domains. Each webisode focuses on one domain and selected sub-domains.