In this video, learn about the specific learning that happens when infants and toddlers engage in messy play. Find out about effective practices staff can use to manage the mess while also managing the classroom.
Learn about emergent writing and the writing process. Discover ways to support children's emergent writing skills.
This suite highlights the key components of make-believe play. It describes what play looks like for children ages birth to 5 and provides practical ways to support make-believe play for all children.
Learn how music benefits children’s cognitive and social development. Hear strategies for enhancing this development through music.
Play is an important part of learning across the early childhood years. In this webinar, learn how play builds critical cognitive and behavioral skills across the birth to age 5 years. Find out what play looks like for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Find out how music can support infants’ and toddlers’ learning in all domains. Learn how adults can adapt songs to fit children’s age and development.
Watch this short video to explore basic principles of child development. This information can help staff as they support and individualize care for infants and very young children.
Art, music, and drama activities are important endeavors in a young child's development. This 13-minute streaming video encourages Head Start classroom staff, teachers, and parents to employ visual and performing arts techniques to support learning, as well as creative expression. Filmed in classrooms and home-based settings, the video demonstrates activities that allow children to use their imaginations and experience creative adventures.
This overview of the Preschool Curriculum Consumer Report can help Head Start programs guide decisions about their classroom curricula.
Explore social and emotional curricula research. Review guidance on the implementation of the curricula in preschool classrooms.