You give so much—let us give back to you.

As a Head Start educator, you do so much to care for the nation’s youngest and most vulnerable children and your community as a whole. That’s why at the 2019 National Head Start Conference and Expo, we’re celebrating you. We hope you’ll spend some time with us while you’re there!

Visit our blog to hear more about our commitment to the Head Start community.

Visit us at Booth #103.

Stop by our booth to explore our newest curriculum offering:The First Six Weeks: Building Your Classroom Community, enter our giveaway in celebration of our 40th Anniversary, or get help with your support questions.

   

Enter our giveaway.

We’re giving away 40 classroom resources representing the 40 years that we’ve supported and partnered with the Head Start community! Stop by our booth or one of our conference sessions to sign up for your chance to win, and then join us Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. as we announce the winners! Giveaway items include:

Non-Fiction Book Sets

Mighty Minutes®

The Creative Curriculum®
for Preschool

In-person Professional Development!
One lucky educator will receive a complimentary in-person professional development session for their program, with the ability to tailor the content to meet their unique needs.

(Please note: You must be present at our booth on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. to win.)

Let us answer your support questions.

Have questions about GOLD®, The Creative Curriculum®, or tadpoles®? Our product experts are onsite and ready to help. Just stop by our booth during the times listed below!

Tuesday
April 30

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday
May 1

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday
May 2

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Explore our research. 

Our resources and solutions are based on extensive research, theory, and best practice on how to support the development of our youngest learners. They’re also research-proven – validated and shown to be effective by extensive research conducted by independent researchers. This approach drives everything we do at Teaching Strategies, and it’s what sets us apart. With 40 years supporting the early childhood community, our research and approach has both pioneered and helped shape best practices in early childhood education today.

This year at our booth, we’ll have some of our most influential pieces of research on display and available to take home, in addition to a sneak peek of two new efficacy studies for The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, and The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.

Attend a presentation.

We’re hosting three sessions this year. We hope you can join us for one—or all three!


Rethinking Large-Group Instruction

Wednesday, May 1; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room 207A
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

More than just a simple morning meeting, large group is an opportunity to promote development and learning while helping children learn to recognize themselves as valued members of a classroom community. This session will unpack strategies for large-group meetings, from setting the tone for the day to supporting children’s understanding of literacy and math concepts in authentic ways. Along with detailing examples of meaningful large groups in action, this session will explore how large-group experiences enhance the home-to-school connection.

Presented by:

Breeyn Mack
Vice President of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Vice President of Educational Content at Teaching Strategies where she oversees content development and professional development delivery. Her individualized coaching and implementation support are strengthened by her experience in the classroom as a pre-kindergarten teacher and preschool program director. While at Teaching Strategies, Breeyn has created materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches, and administrators, and co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition. Prior to becoming a preschool teacher and director, Breeyn spent time in public schools teaching in 2nd and 5th grade inclusion classrooms.

Clarissa Martinez
Dual-Language Content Manager, Teaching Strategies

About Clarissa

Clarissa G Martínez is a Dual-Language Content Manager at Teaching Strategies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an education specialist at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in Oregon, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She is an author of several Teaching Strategies books and resources and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.


Rethinking Small-Group Instruction

Wednesday, May 1; 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Room 206B
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Small-group time—those moments in the day ideally suited for teachers to responsively tailor instruction to meet individual children’s interests, strengths, and needs—is a powerful opportunity for targeted learning. This session explores ways to ensure that each small-group experience delivers a major impact. Participants will learn how to be intentional in the materials, settings, and groupings of children they select for each small group and to devise strategies for keeping all children in the classroom engaged, even those working independently.

Presented by:

Breeyn Mack
Vice President of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Vice President of Educational Content at Teaching Strategies where she oversees content development and professional development delivery. Her individualized coaching and implementation support are strengthened by her experience in the classroom as a pre-kindergarten teacher and preschool program director. While at Teaching Strategies, Breeyn has created materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches, and administrators, and co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition. Prior to becoming a preschool teacher and director, Breeyn spent time in public schools teaching in 2nd and 5th grade inclusion classrooms.

Clarissa Martinez
Dual-Language Content Manager, Teaching Strategies

About Clarissa

Clarissa G Martínez is a Dual-Language Content Manager at Teaching Strategies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an education specialist at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in Oregon, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She is an author of several Teaching Strategies books and resources and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.


Harnessing the Power of Exploration, Play, and Wonder: Conducting Hands-On Investigations with 2-Year-Olds

Thursday, May 2 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Room 218
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Two-year-old children are natural investigators. They explore their surroundings as they play with materials, ask why, and investigate their surroundings to learn more. This session will explore how using developmentally appropriate, hands-on explorations with two-year-olds helps children experience the excitement of discovery and develop their scientific thinking as they engage with the physical and natural worlds around them.

Presented by:

Breeyn Mack
Vice President of Educational Content, Teaching Strategies

About Breeyn

Breeyn Mack is the Vice President of Educational Content at Teaching Strategies where she oversees content development and professional development delivery. Her individualized coaching and implementation support are strengthened by her experience in the classroom as a pre-kindergarten teacher and preschool program director. While at Teaching Strategies, Breeyn has created materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches, and administrators, and co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition. Prior to becoming a preschool teacher and director, Breeyn spent time in public schools teaching in 2nd and 5th grade inclusion classrooms.

Clarissa Martinez
Dual-Language Content Manager, Teaching Strategies

About Clarissa

Clarissa G Martínez is a Dual-Language Content Manager at Teaching Strategies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an education specialist at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in Oregon, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She is an author of several Teaching Strategies books and resources and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.

Exploration Station Play

Thursday, November 15; 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 306

Step into our Exploration Station for the opportunity to experience the Simple Machines study from The Creative Curriculum®–just like a child would! In partnership with Kodo Kids and our best-in-class coaching and training staff, we’ll show how you can use classroom materials to bring the curriculum studies to life and ignite curiosity through open-ended investigation.

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