The education staff at NACOG Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. The Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development Performance Standards are incorporated into all program options and settings. NACOG Head Start operates play-based, developmentally appropriate classrooms for infants, toddlers and pre-school children. We believe that children learn best by doing. The most important goal of our curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. Our teachers encourage children to be active, inquisitive and creative.
NACOG Head Start uses The Creative Curriculum and The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers. These resources were developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. and offer quality early childhood curriculum materials for preschool children and for infants and toddlers. As required by Head Start Performance Standards, these resources are based on sound child development theories about how children grow and learn and are inclusive of children with disabilities.
Our curriculum is designed to give children a successful start in school by focusing on:
The activities we plan for children
The way we organize the environment
The toys and equipment selected for children
Attention to lesson planning and daily schedules
The importance of conversations with children
For more information on Education and Early Childhood Development, please refer to section 1304.21 in the Head Start Performance Standards.