Curriculum

How to Use This Report

What is the Curriculum Consumer Report?

A review of selected curricula used by Head Start grantees

The Curriculum Consumer Report provides reviews and ratings for infant and toddler, preschool, and home-based curricula. The ratings are based on criteria of effective, comprehensive curricula. This report replaces the 2015 Preschool Curriculum Consumer Report.

This interactive report can easily be accessed from your computer or any mobile device. It allows users to:

  • Search for a review of a specific curriculum
  • Search by a specific criterion to see how various curricula rate based on that criterion
  • Compare overall ratings of two curricula at a time

Purpose

To help programs select or augment a curriculum

Head Start programs can use this report to select high-quality, research-based curricula that meet or exceed the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). Use it to determine the extent to which your current curriculum meets HSPPS requirements. Identify content areas you may want to augment in your current curriculum.

Programs can also share information from this report with staff, families, and community leaders about their program's existing curriculum or one they are considering.

Target Audience

Head Start program leaders and education staff

The primary audience includes Head Start and child care program leaders (e.g., directors and education managers) and education staff (e.g., caregivers, teachers, home visitors) who work in infant and toddler, preschool, and home-based programs.

In addition, decision-makers (e.g., Policy Council members, administrators) and training and technical assistance providers can use the report to inform their work.

Finally, state and private early care and education providers, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, college instructors, and curriculum publishers may also find the report helpful.