Teaching 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.

Managing the Classroom: Designing Environments

Discover features of the physical and social classroom environment that can maximize young children's engagement and learning. Learn to assess your physical space, strategize changes, and match classroom content to learning goals and interests. The webinar also explores how to intentionally group children.

News You Can Use: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is a term often used when talking about young children, but what does it really mean? This edition of News You Can Use explores the meaning behind DAP and working with infants and toddlers. Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs will find the real-life scenarios informative, and will enjoy a closer look at the foundational role relationships play in DAP.