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◀ Curriculum Consumer Report

Infant and Toddler

The curriculum is aligned with the ELOF. Aligning a curriculum with the ELOF identifies the extent to which ELOF domains and sub-domains are addressed in the curriculum. Curricula that are fully aligned with the ELOF are comprehensive and cover all areas of children's learning and development described in the ELOF.

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Curriculum

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Beautiful Beginnings: A Developmental Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

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Three star rating graphicModerate Evidence

Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of the curriculum manual indicates that Beautiful Beginnings is mostly aligned with the ELOF. The curriculum manual offers learning experiences to fully support children's development and learning in all of the ELOF domains and almost all of the sub-domains. However, the curriculum partially addresses the ELOF sub-domain of Health, Safety, and Nutrition.

Frog Street Infant

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Three star rating graphicModerate Evidence

Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of all the curriculum materials indicates Frog Street Infant is mostly aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains and sub-domains. The learning experiences described in the Activity Cards support children across the majority of ELOF sub-domains. The curriculum partially addresses a few ELOF sub-domains: Creativity; Imitation and Symbolic Representation and Play; and Health, Safety, and Nutrition.

Frog Street Toddler

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Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of all curriculum materials indicates Frog Street Toddler is fully aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains and sub-domains. The learning experiences described in the Activity Guides and Photo Activity Cards support children's development and learning of skills and concepts presented across all ELOF sub-domains.

HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum

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Three star rating graphicModerate Evidence

Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of all the curriculum materials in relation to the ELOF domains and sub-domains indicates that the HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum is mostly aligned with the ELOF. Tender Care and Early Learning and Lesson Plans for a Strong Start provide teaching practices and learning experiences that support children's learning and development in the majority of ELOF sub-domains. However, the curriculum only partially addresses the ELOF sub-domains of Emotional Functioning and Emergent Mathematical Thinking.

Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant and Toddler Curriculum

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Three star rating graphicModerate Evidence

Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of all curriculum materials indicates that Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant and Toddler Curriculum is highly aligned with the ELOF domains and sub-domains. Innovations: Infant & Toddler Development describes child development theory and provides general strategies for how to support children's development and learning in the ELOF domains and sub-domains. The curriculum activity books offer learning experiences to support children's development and learning across the five ELOF domains. However, the curriculum only partially addresses the following ELOF sub-domains: Emotional Functioning (lacks guidance related to expressing care and concern toward others) and Reasoning and Problem-Solving.

The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, 3rd Edition

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Alignment with the ELOF: A thorough review of all the curriculum materials indicates that The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos is fully aligned with the ELOF. Volume 1: The Foundation and Volume 2: Routines & Experiences clearly describe how the recommended strategies, interactions, environments, routines, and experiences support children's development and learning in the ELOF domains and sub-domains. Volume 3: Objectives for Development & Learning provides learning goals and strategies to support children's development and learning in all ELOF domains and sub-domains. The Intentional Teaching Cards offer learning experiences to support children's development and learning across the five ELOF domains.