In this Teacher Time webisode, hear from infant and toddler teachers about how they support children's language and literacy development.
In this Teacher Time episode, explore how infants and toddlers use the scientific method to figure out how the world works. Discover strategies and teaching practices that help all children explore science concepts.
Explore ways to support STEAM learning for infants and toddlers. In each episode, find an overview of the STEM component and tips for using art to help children explore concepts and skills.
Discover strategies to support STEAM learning for preschoolers. In each episode, there's an overview of the STEM component and tips for using art to help children explore concepts and skills.
For infants and toddlers, school readiness refers to their developing capacity to self-regulate, demonstrate curiosity, communicate effectively, and develop close, secure relationships. Good health and proper nutrition support this developing capacity. This happens within the context of nurturing, culturally responsive relationships with parents, caregivers, extended family, and community.
Teachers know and understand the broad range of content areas and the developmental expectations (i.e., social and emotional, cognitive, expressive and receptive language, motor, adaptive, and English language development) appropriate for young children as outlined by the Head Start Early Learning Framework. Teachers consider what they want children to know, understand, and be able to do using the five essential domains.