The program uses the Creative Curriculum 6th edition for Preschool and the Infants/Toddlers, and Two’s 3rd edition for Early Head Start which provides a developmentally appropriate framework for responsive care, effective teaching, and organized learning environments. The curriculum is founded upon the most current child development research and is aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five. Teaching Guides provide opportunities for individual, small group, and large group activities. Teachers can also customize activities to meet the individual needs of all their children. In combination with the Creative Curriculum, the program uses Partners for a Healthy Baby as a supplemental curriculum for expectant families. The health and well-being of the mother during pregnancy directly effects the development of the baby and impacts the child’s school readiness. The curriculum provides health education information and resources to support a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) is an authentic observation-based assessment system that measures children’s growth and development on 38 learning objectives for children birth through Kindergarten. Learning objectives are based upon the most current research that are predictors of school success. The Learning Objectives include nine areas of development and learning (social/emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science/technology, social studies, and the arts). The assessment is aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards and are inclusive of all children including disabilities, advanced learners, and dual language learners.
School Readiness Goals
Our program’s school readiness goals address the five central domains form the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards. Goals are also aligned with Teaching Strategies Gold and guide the development of weekly plans and experiences that promote progress in all developmental areas.
Brigance Head Start Screener III
Developmental screenings give a valuable snapshot of the milestones your child has reached. Our program uses the Brigance Head Start Screen III to evaluate if further referrals for support are needed.
Your child’s social-emotional wellbeing is very important to their overall success in school and life. Our program uses the ASQ:SE-2 to help correctly assess behaviors to help children reach their fullest potential.