Understanding the ELOF: Stories from Experts
Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning as we interview early childhood experts. Learn how the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) can support a continuum of learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The ELOF is grounded in comprehensive research around what young children should know and be able to do during their early years. This podcast series provides practical and useful information from experts on how to apply the ELOF to specific populations and support teaching domains.
Some speakers in this series use the phrase "native language" to mean home language. A glossary of terms, speaker information, and more podcasts are coming soon.
Brenda Jones Harden: Supporting Intentional Interactions in Home Visiting
Daryl Greenfield: Encouraging Our Youngest Scientists at Work
Pam Winton: Systematically Support Children with Disabilities
Catherine Snow: Building Language Knowledge
Communicative intent is the use of gestures, facial expressions, and verbalizations to deliver a message.
Epiphenomenon is a secondary effect (e.g., vocabulary) that comes after a first physical phenomenon (e.g., knowledge and concept understanding).
Linda Espinosa: Scaffolding the Assets of Dual Language Learners
- Getting Started with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework [PDF, 703KB] Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 1.4MB]
- Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework [PDF, 9.2MB] Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 4.7MB]
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2015 Webinars
Implementation of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five(Oct. 6, 2015)
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (June 30, 2015)
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework Intersection with States
Last Reviewed: March 2017
Last Updated: April 10, 2017