El currículo, la evaluación y el marco de head start: Una herramienta para revisar la alineación – Head Start

Esta herramienta se diseñó con el fin de ayudar a su programa para que pueda determinar el grado de alineación que exista entre una evaluación o un currículo para la primera infancia, y los dominios y los elementos de los dominios identificados en el Marco de Head Start para el Desarrollo y Aprendizaje Temprano de los Niños (HSCDELF, por sus siglas en inglés, revisado, Sept. 2011).

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/Espanol/educacion/educacion/Elcurrculola.htm

Activity Matrix: Organizing Learning Throughout the Day – Head Start


This in-service suite introduces the activity matrix as an effective tool for teachers to organize learning opportunities for children who need additional support during daily classroom activities and routines.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/center/practice/ISS/organize.html

Designing Environments

This in-service suite provides an overview of features of the physical and social classroom environment that maximize young children’s engagement and learning.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/center/practice/ISS/design.html

SAVE THE DATE! Front Porch Series Broadcast Calls Why and How Can We Promote Science in Early Childhood

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning logoSAVE THE DATE!
Front Porch Series Broadcast Calls

Why and How Can We Promote Science in Early Childhood

Monday, November 28, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (EST)

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) will be launching our Front Porch Series/Broadcast Calls. These calls, scheduled the fourth Monday of every month will provide an opportunity for you to hear from national experts in the field on current research and findings in early childhood.

Join NCQTL for the first broadcast call, Why and How Can We Promote Science in Early Childhood on November 28 at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Dr. Andrew Shouse and Dr. Ximena Dominguez will moderate the call to present an overview of young children’s ability to engage in inquiry, share insights on how early childhood teachers can foster children’s engagement in science practices, and highlight the benefits of early science teaching and learning. A question and answer session will follow their presentation.

Topics for the Broadcast Call Include:

  • Children’s ability to engage in inquiry
  • Fostering children’s engagement in science
  • Benefits of early science teaching and learning

Who Should Participate?
Everyone! Head Start program staff, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program staff, Alaska Native/American Indian Head Start program staff, Head Start parents, directors, managers, administrators, T/TA managers, T/TA providers, federal and Regional Office staff, State Collaboration Offices.

Participating in the Broadcast Call
The broadcast call will only be accessible via computer and not by telephone. Select this link to register for the broadcast call and to review system requirements for participation:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional instructions on how to join the broadcast. Space is limited to 500 participants. This call will be recorded for future viewing if you cannot join us on November 28.

You may send your questions to ncqtl@uw.edu or call 877-731-0764.

Understanding and Using the CLASS for Program Improvement

Head Start directors, education managers, mentor coaches, teachers, and others are using Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASSTM) observation results obtained from OHS monitoring and program/ grantee-level evaluation to help improve program quality and outcomes. CLASS is a new benchmark for Head Start quality and staff may feel uncertain about how to understand and use CLASS results in their pro- grams and classrooms. Questions from the Head Start community include, “Now that we have our triennial review, what do the CLASS scores mean?” “Where do we go from here?” and “How do we help teachers improve their interactions with children?”

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center/National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/docs/2029809_CLASS_briefv6_508-1.pdf