Head Start administrators and education staff can review this document to understand and explore curriculum fidelity.
In this guide, learn about ways to align curricula and teaching practices with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains. Discover how staff can use the ELOF to promote children’s development.
Explore this brief for ways to use a curriculum’s scope and sequence to plan responsive learning experiences for infants and toddlers and their families.
A research-based early childhood curriculum is in line with current studies and best practices on how children develop and learn. It is content-rich and focuses on domain-specific, developmentally appropriate content and skills.
When your program is selecting a home-based curriculum, use this checklist to guide the decision-making process.
Research-based curricula for the home-based program option is founded on solid research around parenting concepts, skills, and practices that promote healthy child development. Use this checklist to evaluate your home-based curriculum.
Standardized training procedures offer initial and ongoing support to education staff as they learn to implement a curriculum with fidelity. Materials include resources that come with a curriculum to help education staff learn how to use it.
Review key features of early childhood curricula, including scope, sequence, and implementation. Find tips and checklists to ensure alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
Aligning a curriculum with the ELOF allows staff to see which and to what extent the ELOF domains and sub-domains are addressed in the curriculum.
An organized developmental scope and sequence outlines what the early childhood curriculum focuses on. It also shows how the plans and materials support children at different stages of development.