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Framework for Effective Practice:
Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning

Young children vary widely in their skills, knowledge, backgrounds and abilities. Effective teaching for all children requires individualized teaching and learning opportunities to access, participate, and thrive in the preschool classroom.

Individualizing for children who need more intentional, targeted support helps ensure effective teaching and positive outcomes for children with disabilities and other special needs across all the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.

Use the table below to explore key aspects of highly individualized teaching and learning. Before you begin, learn more by viewing Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning: An Overview 15-minute in-service suite.

Related Materials

These resources can help to identify best practices in highly individualized teaching and learning to support child outcomes and school readiness goals.

Last Reviewed: October 2016

Last Updated: October 31, 2016