Learn how education managers support and inspire education staff to use effective teaching practices by sharing the reasons behind quality program policies and practices.
Effective, nurturing, and responsive teaching practices and interactions are key for all learning in early childhood settings. They foster trust and emotional security; are communication and language rich; and promote critical thinking and problem-solving. They also support social, emotional, behavioral, and language development; provide supportive feedback for learning; and motivate continued effort. Teaching practices and interactions are responsive to and build on each child’s pattern of development and learning. They can be measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) and other adult-child interaction tools. These observations may then be used to support professional development. Teaching practices also include how schedules and routines are carried out, how settings are managed, and how children’s challenging behaviors are addressed.
Examine examples of how to elevate instructional interactions with culturally authentic and relevant connections to support early learning in all domains.
Explore responsive environments and interactions that support infants and toddlers with disabilities or suspected delays as they grow and learn across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains.
Intentional teaching promotes positive outcomes for staff and children. Hear from Ounce of Prevention about their research and experience using an intentional lesson planning process, the Focused Teaching Cycle.
Explore the research around effective teaching practices that support children who are dual language learners. Discover planning support strategies for early language and literacy development for all children.
Explore this in-service suite to learn more about the use of Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) to improve early math learning.
Learn more about a culturally responsive approach to implementing a curriculum and its key components. Find ways to partner with families to provide children with culturally responsive learning experiences.
In this 15-minute In-service Suite, learn how education staff can implement a curriculum responsive to individual children's interests.