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.
These resources can help to identify best practices in highly individualized teaching and learning to support child outcomes and school readiness goals.
- Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletters
- Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children
- Head Start Center for Inclusion: Inclusion Basics
- Head Start Center for Inclusion 15-Minute In-service: Individualizing
- Classroom Visuals and Supports
- Social Stories
Last Reviewed: October 2016
Last Updated: October 31, 2016