From Modest Beginnings to Leading the Field

Discover how Teaching Strategies continues its tradition of innovation to support early childhood educators and the children they serve.


New to Teaching Strategies is The Creative Curriculum® Cloud. More than just a digital curriculum, it provides inspired, developmentally appropriate learning experiences, whether in a distance learning, traditional classroom, or hybrid model setting.


Teaching Strategies launches its distance learning solution. Curriculum, professional development, assessment, and family partnership tools and resources are available digitally, 24/7, to educators everywhere.


Healthy-At-Home and Classroom Connect are launched—two free resource sites to help teachers use curriculum and family experiences to extend learning from a distance.


In partnership with the creators of Baby Einstein®, Teaching Strategies launches ParentPal®—an all-in-one parenting coach providing daily experiences to help children from birth to age 5 reach their key developmental milestones and thrive.


Coronavirus closes educational programs nationwide. Teachers are left short on resources after being thrown into a new paradigm of education: learning at a distance.


A new curriculum for preschool with guidance embedded throughout, The Creative Curriculum®, Guided Edition is released.


Educators can now purchase products online as the Teaching Strategies Bookshop goes live.


Teaching Strategies acquires ReadyRosie, the leading provider of solutions for extending learning into the home. With Modeled Moment videos, family workshops, and data dashboards, educators can help families build meaningful home learning environments.


The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten—a new studies-based, investigative, play-based curriculum—launches for kindergarten programs.


MyTeachingStrategies® launches. A first-of-its-kind digital platform, MyTeachingStrategies® combines powerful applications for every component of early learning: curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family partnerships.


To help educators assess kindergarten readiness, Teaching Strategies adds the Kindergarten Entry Assessment Survey to GOLD®.


The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Sixth Edition edition launches with Daily Resources and newly developed, Expanded Daily Resources.


GOLD® is expanded beyond age 6 to include children from birth through third grade


Teaching Strategies adds Daily Resources and launches the third edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos.


Teaching Strategies acquires Tadpoles®— a complete early childhood program management tool. Administrators can track classroom counts and attendance, communicate securely with families, and manage billing.


GOLD®plus—a new version of the popular online application—launches now with added planning features.


The GOLD® Documentation App is released—allowing teachers to quickly capture observations, make preliminary assessments, and automatically sync with their GOLD® portfolios.


For the first time, Teaching Strategies launches The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool with Daily Resources. Now the most popular preschool curriculum is offered as a complete system by including intentional teaching activities, books, CD-ROMs and all the resources needed for instruction in the classroom.


Teaching Strategies launches GOLD®—the complete assessment resource for children from birth through age 6. Now available as an online application, GOLD® can store child data, and generate real-time reports to help teachers track a child’s progress.


Updated with the latest child development research, the fifth edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is released.


Built upon new research in early childhood development and the needs of home child care programs, Teaching Strategies releases the second edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care.


Building upon the work from the The Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5, Teaching Strategies launches The Developmental Continuum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos.


The second edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos launches.


Teaching Strategies launches Study Starters—the first step-by-step guides that help teachers develop studies filled with unique, customized investigations for the children they teach.


Teaching Strategies releases the fourth edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and launches—a first-of-its-kind web-based assessment tool.


After 4 years in development, Teaching Strategies launches The Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5—a first-of-its-kind resource to track children’s developmental progress that would become the foundation for GOLD®.


Time magazine features a special cover report, “How a Child’s Brain Develops,” bringing national attention to the importance of early childhood learning and development.


Teaching Strategies launches The Creative Curriculum® for Infants and Toddlers—the first curriculum supporting teachers and caregivers of our youngest learners.


Work begins at Teaching Strategies on an early learning developmental continuum to help teachers determine each child's ability, track progress, and plan appropriate learning experiences.


As early learning programs grow and evolve, Teaching Strategies introduces new research and strategies with the release of the third edition of  The Creative Curriculum®.


Teaching Strategies launches The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care—the first early learning curriculum responsive to the needs of children from birth to age 12—for use in childcare or at-home programs.


Based on the successful training program created for the military, Teaching Strategies launches the Caring For… series— a comprehensive training program to help teachers develop the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain a CDA credential.


The Military Child Care Act passes the House and Senate, requiring the development of training materials and training requirements for military childcare staff. Diane works with the DoD to build out a credentialing system for their teachers.


Diane Dodge officially incorporates Teaching Strategies, Inc. and releases the second edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool.


Diane self-publishes the first edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool—including a filmstrip on room arrangement to guide teachers in setting up their learning environments.


While working in pre-K and Head Start classrooms in Washington, D.C., Diane notices that the current arrangement of most of the classrooms she encounters are working against the educators’ goals for their children.


The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) funds the Child Development Associate (CDA)—the first credential to improve early childhood education.


Without any curriculum materials for pre-k at her disposal, Diane develops her own curriculum materials for the Head Start program and prints them with a mimeograph for distribution.


Diane Dodge (founder of Teaching Strategies) becomes the Education Coordinator for a Head Start program in Mississippi. She is tasked with setting up the education program for 900 children and training the program’s teachers.


The Head Start program is launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide early childhood education to low-income families and children as part of an initiative to end poverty.


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