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.

2020

August
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.

2020

June
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.

2020

April
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.

2020

April
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.

2020

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

2020

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

2019

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

2019

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.

2017

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

2017

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.

2016

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

2016

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

2015

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

2015

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

2014

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.

2014

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

2012

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

2011

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.

2010

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.

2010

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

2009

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.

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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.

2002

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

1998

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®.

1997

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.

1997

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

1994

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.

1992

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®.

1991

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.

1990

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.

1989

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.

1988

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

1978

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.

1977

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.

1973

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.

1966

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.

1966

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.

1965

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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