Head Start Supplemental Approaches

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is focused on promoting the social and emotional development and school readiness of your children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. Read More

I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL)

I AM Moving, I Am Learning is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in Head Start children. IMIL seeks to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), improve the quality of movement activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choices every day. Read More

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) is an observation instrument that assesses the quality of teacher-child interactions in center-based preschool classrooms. CLASS® includes three domains or categories of teacher-child interactions that support children’s learning and development: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. Within each domain are dimensions which capture more specific details about teachers’ interactions with children. Read More

Food for Thought – Healthy and Active Preschoolers

Food for Thought is a nutrition education curriculum for preschoolers. The curriculum is structured around five units, namely, Fall Fruits and Vegetables, Winter Fruits and Vegetables, Go-Grains, Power up with Proteins, and Spring Snacking. There are 32 lessons in the curriculum and each lesson features a nutrition activity and integrates educational domains such as language arts, mathematics and science concepts. Read More

California Preschool Learning Foundations

California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. Read More

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework is designed to show the continuum of learning of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It is grounded in comprehensive research around what young children should know and be able to do during their early years. Read More