The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) tool is all about identifying and supporting effective teacher-child interactions across all domains. Education staff can use resources in this section to plan for and provide professional development that connects CLASS domains and dimensions.
Explore how the Crosswalk of the 15-Minute In-service Suites with the CLASS connects teaching practices and learning activities found in these In-service Suites with the domains and dimensions of the CLASS. The suites include PowerPoints and tip sheets that can be used for small and large-group professional development.
Learn about the importance of positive and meaningful adult-child relationships for preschoolers. Listen as presenters explain how interactions with adults can support children’s brain development, learning, and curriculum goals. Learn how to change the classroom environment and curriculum to make time for positive and intentional interactions with children. This Teacher Time webinar could be used for onboarding new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
Check out the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) Effective Practice Guides CLASS Pre-K Crosswalk to learn about domain-specific teaching practices that support children’s development. The guides show what these practices look like in early learning settings. They also help staff reflect on and improve their teaching practices. Find specific Head Start ELOF domain-specific teaching practices to share with staff during small and large-group professional development.
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National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Last Updated: January 26, 2024