Find resources about how to select and implement a research-based curriculum. Learn ways teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors can put research-based curriculum and teaching practices to work.
Curriculum fidelity refers to how closely programs apply curriculum content and processes as they are designed. Explore this collection of resources to learn more.
This guide helps education staff explore how a curriculum approaches teaching and learning. Learn how a curriculum addresses learning domains and goals, supports family engagement, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.