“I believe that this is one of the most constructive, and one of the most sensible, and also one of the most exciting programs that this nation has ever undertaken.”

— President Lyndon B. Johnson on the Head Start program, May 18, 1965

The world has changed in so many ways since the inception of Head Start over 50 years ago, but what’s remained constant is your unwavering commitment to showing up each and every day for the children and families in your community, in all the ways they need most. And for that, we at Teaching Strategies are truly grateful.

For decades, we’ve had the privilege of supporting Head Start programs across the country.

We value our longstanding partnership and are proud of our shared commitment to building high-quality programs for the nation’s youngest, most vulnerable learners. As your partner, we are here to help you meet Head Start Program Performance Standards, leverage funding opportunities, and provide the children in your care with high-quality learning experiences.

“We are not only changing the lives of the children we serve today, but the future of our entire community.”

Teresa, Head Start Administrator, Virginia

How We Can Help

Teaching Strategies strongly supports the Office of Head Start‘s commitment to using research to improve the standards that support greater outcomes for children. Our assessment solutions, curriculum, and coaching resources equip programs to meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards by helping teachers individualize instruction, become more efficient at collecting data, and most importantly, use that data to inform instruction and drive program planning.

Here are just a few ways that we can help address common challenges and meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards:

Alignment to Standards

Our curriculum and assessment resources align with Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five.

Select the links below to download the alignments:

  • Teaching Strategies® Curriculum and Assessment Solutions: Alignment to Head Start Program Performance Standards (PDF)
  • Alignment of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool with Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (PDF)
  • Alignment of GOLD® Objectives for Development and Learning: Birth through Third Grade with Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (PDF)

Scope and Sequence

When implementing The Creative Curriculum®, you can be sure that concepts and skills are introduced and reinforced in a logical, thoughtful, sequential, and coherent order, giving you the flexibility to meet the needs of your classroom community..

Select the links below to download our Scope and Sequence documents for our curriculum solutions:

  • The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos Scope and Sequence for 0- to 12 Month-Olds (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Scope and Sequence for 3- to 5-Year-Olds (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care Scope and Sequence for Birth to 5 years (PDF)

Implementation and Onboarding Support

Our curriculum and assessment resources include free implementation and onboarding support resources for teachers and administrators.

Select the links below to access these resources:

Our partnership in action


Discover how Stanislaus County Head Start helps its teachers to fill every day with meaningful and engaging experiences for the children in their program through use of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool.

Meet Nicol Russell,
Director of Head Start Research & Support

Nicol assists Head Start programs to effectively utilize assessment data and report to the Office of Head Start, and serve as an advocate for Head Start educators like you, ensuring that you have the support you need and that your voice is always heard. Contact Nicol at [email protected].

What Head Start educators are saying:

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Online Professional Development

No matter how much your staff may change throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Our flexible online professional development courses ensure that your teachers and administrators will have the knowledge and training they need to provide children with quality care.

To learn more about pricing, contact your regional sales representative.

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