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Growing Great Kids™ for Preschoolers

Curriculum Description

Growing Great Kids for Preschoolers provides materials for home visitors and families that promote child development and parenting practices. The curriculum includes two volumes with theme-based activities and one volume that focuses on family well-being.

Summary Review

  • Promotes a variety of research-based home visiting practices for building positive relationships with families
  • Promotes research-based parenting practices to support children's development and learning
  • Describes a specific process for setting and assessing family-level goals
  • Supports children in most Head Start Early Outcomes Framework (ELOF) sub-domains
  • Offers comprehensive standardized training and materials to support implementation
  • Provides guidance on how to establish and support developmentally appropriate routines
  • Offers limited guidance on how to integrate children's and families' cultures into interactions and learning experiences
  • Provides limited guidance on how to support the development and learning of children who are dual language learners (DLLs)
  • Provides limited guidance on ensuring the home environment, learning materials, and learning experiences are accessible to children with disabilities, suspected delays, or other special needs
  • Lacks comprehensive guidance in the ELOF sub-domains of Cognitive Self-Regulation and Creativity
  • Lacks opportunities for child-initiated play, activities based on children's interests, and activities that promote open-ended exploration
  • Lacks guidance for home visitors and families to jointly plan home visits and respond to families' interests and strengths
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Growing Great Kids™: Prenatal–36 Months

Curriculum Description

Growing Great Kids: Prenatal–36 Months provides age-specific materials for home visitors and families that promote child development and parenting practices. The curriculum includes a volume that focuses on family well-being.

Summary Review

  • Promotes a variety of research-based home visiting practices for building positive relationships with families
  • Promotes research-based parenting practices to support children's development and learning through play, movement, and active exploration
  • Describes a specific process for setting and assessing family-level goals
  • Supports children's development and learning in all Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains
  • Offers comprehensive standardized training and materials to support implementation
  • Provides specific guidance for how home visitors can support and promote nurturing family-child relationships
  • Offers general guidance on supporting children who are dual language learners (DLLs)
  • Provides limited guidance on how to integrate children's and families' cultures and home languages into interactions and learning experiences
  • Provides limited guidance on ensuring the home environment, learning materials, and learning experiences are accessible to children with disabilities, suspected delays, or other special needs
  • Provides minimal guidance on how to respond to families' and children's interests, strengths, and needs
  • Lacks guidance for home visitors and families to jointly plan home visits and group socializations
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Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum: Prenatal to 3

Curriculum Description

Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum: Prenatal to 3 promotes a reflective approach to support partnerships between home visitors and families, the parent-child relationship, and family well-being. Online resources include materials to orient the home visitor to the approach, activities for families and children, parenting information, and resources to support family development. 

Summary Review

  • Promotes a variety of research-based home visiting practices for building positive and responsive relationships with families
  • Promotes research-based parenting practices to support children's development and learning
  • Supports children's development and learning in all Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains
  • Includes a comprehensive process for setting and supporting family-level and child-level goals
  • Describes a specific process for ongoing observation and assessment
  • Provides tools and resources for home visitors and families to jointly plan home visits and group socializations
  • Offers comprehensive, standardized training and materials to support implementation
  • Promotes rich learning experiences for parents and children based on children's interests and strengths
  • Encourages ample opportunities for infants and toddlers to engage in movement, play, and active exploration
  • Provides specific guidance on culturally responsive interactions and learning experiences
  • Includes specific guidance on how to support the development and learning of infants and toddlers who are dual language learners (DLLs)
  • Provides limited guidance on how to ensure the home environment, learning materials, and learning experiences are accessible to children with disabilities, suspected delays, or other special needs
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Partners for a Healthy Baby

Partners for a Healthy Baby features materials for home visitors and families that promote child development and family well-being. The curriculum is organized around children's ages and topics home visitors can use to support both age-appropriate learning and family development.

Summary of Curriculum Review

  • Promotes research-based parenting practices to support children's development and learning in all Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) domains
  • Provides specific guidance to home visitors on ways to engage families in building relationships with their children
  • Encourages opportunities for infants and toddlers to engage in movement, play, and exploration
  • Includes general guidance on setting and supporting family-level goals
  • Provides general guidance for ongoing child observation
  • Promotes few research-based home visiting practices for building positive and responsive relationships with families
  • Lacks specific learning goals for children's development and learning
  • Provides limited guidance for home visitors and families to jointly plan home visits and group socializations
  • Lacks guidance on culturally responsive interactions and learning experiences
  • Provides limited guidance on how to support the development and learning of infants and toddlers who are dual language learners (DLLs)
  • Lacks guidance on ensuring that the home environment, learning materials, and learning experiences are accessible to children with disabilities, suspected delays, or other special needs
  • Provides minimal guidance on how to tailor home visits to be responsive to individual children's strengths and needs
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