Teaching Aids


Watch this webinar from the National Center on Health to explore the six active supervision strategies. Find out how they can transform child supervision in your Head Start or Early Head Start program. This webinar will provide staff with tips that can be used in classrooms, on playgrounds, and in […]

Active Supervision Webinar


All Head Start educators are responsible for making sure that no child is left unsupervised. Active supervision is a strategy that works. It can be used in classrooms, family child care, playgrounds, and buses. It can also be shared with families as a tool to use at home. This fact […]

Active Supervision




With more than six million copies in print, this newly-revised poster reminds adults to take the time to engage with children through small yet powerful efforts. The bilingual poster is perfect for teachers, youth workers, parents, congregations, and community programs. New artwork features time-honored advice on bringing a strength-based approach […]

150 Ways to Show Kids You Care Poster







Each month Kristin Ainslie and Dawn Williams will consult, learn from, and talk with a special guest, a Head Start teacher, or researcher in the field about the joys and challenges of teaching young children. You’ll find an hour’s worth of practical ideas for your classroom, plus resiliency and wellness […]

Teacher Time





Welcome to Early Essentials! The webisodes in this series offer key messages and helpful resources to get staff started with the youngest children and their families. Managers can use Early Essentials to design orientation experiences or staff can participate on their own. The first six webisodes covered: components of quality […]

Early Essentials – An Orientation Series



This little country dammit doll is a great comfort gift for someone you care about, or an adorable addition to any room in your home. You may remember dammit dolls from your grandmother’s time period and they are still around today. Check out the doll and the poem here!

Country Dammit Doll



These posters are supplemental training materials designed to help teaching staff foster engaging interactions throughout the day. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that teachers be given clear suggestions for using the posters. Click here for the pdf file!

Engaging Interactions




Discover ways to provide a strong curricular approach for young children’s learning while endorsing a playful pedagogy. The articles in this collection emphasize using play to promote children’s skills in problem solving, decision making, and self-regulation; engaging diverse learners in play activities; and partnering with families to further children’s playful learning. Read more […]

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play