Teaching Strategies in Iowa

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Our dedicated team of regional sales representatives is ready to support you and your early childhood program. Contact your state sales representative with any questions, requests, or to order our resources.

  • Nikki Kundert
    Iowa and Wisconsin
  • Hamzeh Ayyad
    Private Childcare Specialist
    Colorado, Dist. of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Teaching Strategies is pleased to announce that GOLD® has been selected for use in Iowa.

GOLD® is an ongoing observational assessment tool--based upon years of feedback from thousands of educators and important new research about how children develop and learn.

GOLD® is an assessment system that helps teachers be intentional in their teaching by accurately pinpointing where children are in their development and learning. It's a teacher-friendly, easy-to-understand approach to observation, documentation, portfolio-building, and reporting--the essential components of a high-quality assessment system.

Subscription Pricing

The Iowa Department of Education has negotiated special pricing and arranged with GOLD® participants to subscribe to the system.

Iowa GOLD® Child Transfer Form

All requests for child transfer between programs under the Iowa Umbrella Agreement for Teaching Strategies GOLD® must be submitted to the Iowa Department of Education using the directions on this form.

Iowa GOLD® Online Procedures

This technical assistance document is intended for use by teachers, practitioners, and administrators who are responsible for measuring and reporting child, program and family outcomes.

Our Solutions Are Aligned to Early Learning Standards

The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten

  • July 2018: Iowa Core Standards: Language Arts (2016), Mathematics (2012), Science (2015), and Social Studies (2010) (PDF)

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

  • May 2015: Iowa Early Learning Standards (PDF)

The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

  • December 2015: Iowa Early Learning Standards (PDF)


  • October 2018: Iowa Early Learning Standards: 3rd Edition (2017) (PDF)
  • May 2017: Iowa Core Standards for Kindergarten: English Language Arts (2016) and Mathematics (2012) (PDF)

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