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School Readiness

In Head Start, we consciously "individualize" the curriculum for each child within the group to support each child's rate of development as well as individual interests, temperaments, languages, cultural backgrounds, learning styles, and prior knowledge. The learning environment is, therefore, arranged to accommodate a variety of children's strengths and needs, and to stimulate learning across all domains of development: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. The curriculum that we use includes the Head Start Frameworks and the four year old standards. The (DLM) Developmental Learning Materials are units of instruction that encompass all academic areas that is also used by teachers to guide and implement instruction. Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) is utilized and it's an ongoing progress monitoring tool that is an authentic, ongoing observational system for assessing children from birth through Kindergarten. It is based on 38 objectives that include predictors of school success and are aligned with state early learning standards.

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