Teaching Strategies’ roots can be traced to the 1960s, when Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President Emeritus, was working as an education coordinator for Head Start in Mississippi. Her work training teachers in Head Start programs inspired her to make a personal commitment to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality early childhood education.

Diane’s experiences in Mississippi ultimately led her to write the first edition of The Creative Curriculum®.

Teaching Strategies Today

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start and decades of partnership in building quality programs, we’re proud to look back on how The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool has evolved over the years. Now including The Foundation, five comprehensive volumes that provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, and Daily Resources that include Teaching Guides and additional tools for organizing and managing each day, our curriculum solution offers step-by-step guidance to help programs in meeting the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

Our expanded The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has also evolved to meet the needs of today’s programs. Consisting of The Foundation, three research-based volumes that provide the “what” and “why” of responsive caregiving, and Daily Resources, which offer the important “how,” this comprehensive solution for our littlest learners helps to foster children’s learning and growth.

Our broad base of solutions for Head Start—including The Creative Curriculum® as well as GOLD®, our state-of-the-art assessment system—can help to support school readiness and program accountability and ensure your success.


Head Start 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, on May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced Project Head Start from the White House Rose Garden. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start, Teaching Strategies partnered with the National Head Start Association to create a commemorative ‪50th‬ Anniversary poster that will be distributed to all Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The poster, created from art by children in Head Start, was unveiled at the ‪‎NHSA National Conference opening session. The painted mural was created by classroom Sloan 6 of the Community Action Agency in Siouxland, Sioux City, IA, with Cayla Raymer, Lead Teacher. The collage mural was created by classroom Rt. 857-2 of the Head Start of Fayette County in Union Town, PA, with Amy Oldland, Lead Teacher.

Pictured below with the teachers are NHSA Board Chair Vanessa Rich (left) and Teaching Strategies’ Chief Academic Officer Kai-leé Berke (second from left).


Teaching Strategies’ roots can be traced to the 1960s, when Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President Emeritus, was working as an education coordinator for Head Start in Mississippi. Her work training teachers in Head Start programs inspired her to make a personal commitment to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality early childhood education.

Diane’s experiences in Mississippi ultimately led her to write the first edition of The Creative Curriculum®.

Teaching Strategies Today

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start and decades of partnership in building quality programs, we’re proud to look back on how The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool has evolved over the years. Now including The Foundation, five comprehensive volumes that provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, and Daily Resources that include Teaching Guides and additional tools for organizing and managing each day, our curriculum solution offers step-by-step guidance to help programs in meeting the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

Our expanded The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has also evolved to meet the needs of today’s programs. Consisting of The Foundation, three research-based volumes that provide the “what” and “why” of responsive caregiving, and Daily Resources, which offer the important “how,” this comprehensive solution for our littlest learners helps to foster children’s learning and growth.

Our broad base of solutions for Head Start—including The Creative Curriculum® as well as GOLD®, our state-of-the-art assessment system—can help to support school readiness and program accountability and ensure your success.



Head Start 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, on May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced Project Head Start from the White House Rose Garden. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start, Teaching Strategies partnered with the National Head Start Association to create a commemorative ‪50th‬ Anniversary poster that will be distributed to all Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The poster, created from art by children in Head Start, was unveiled at the ‪‎NHSA National Conference opening session. The painted mural was created by classroom Sloan 6 of the Community Action Agency in Siouxland, Sioux City, IA, with Cayla Raymer, Lead Teacher. The collage mural was created by classroom Rt. 857-2 of the Head Start of Fayette County in Union Town, PA, with Amy Oldland, Lead Teacher.

Pictured below with the teachers are NHSA Board Chair Vanessa Rich (left) and Teaching Strategies’ Chief Academic Officer Kai-leé Berke (second from left).



Our History With Head Start

Teaching Strategies’ roots can be traced to the 1960s, when Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President Emeritus, was working as an education coordinator for Head Start in Mississippi. Her work training teachers in Head Start programs inspired her to make a personal commitment to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality early childhood education.

Diane’s experiences in Mississippi ultimately led her to write the first edition of The Creative Curriculum®.

Teaching Strategies Today

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start and decades of partnership in building quality programs, we’re proud to look back on how The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool has evolved over the years. Now including The Foundation, five comprehensive volumes that provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, and Daily Resources that include Teaching Guides and additional tools for organizing and managing each day, our curriculum solution offers step-by-step guidance to help programs in meeting the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

Our expanded The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has also evolved to meet the needs of today’s programs. Consisting of The Foundation, three research-based volumes that provide the “what” and “why” of responsive caregiving, and Daily Resources, which offer the important “how,” this comprehensive solution for our littlest learners helps to foster children’s learning and growth.

Our broad base of solutions for Head Start—including The Creative Curriculum® as well as GOLD®, our state-of-the-art assessment system—can help to support school readiness and program accountability and ensure your success.



Head Start 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, on May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced Project Head Start from the White House Rose Garden. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start, Teaching Strategies partnered with the National Head Start Association to create a commemorative ‪50th‬ Anniversary poster that will be distributed to all Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The poster, created from art by children in Head Start, was unveiled at the ‪‎NHSA National Conference opening session. The painted mural was created by classroom Sloan 6 of the Community Action Agency in Siouxland, Sioux City, IA, with Cayla Raymer, Lead Teacher. The collage mural was created by classroom Rt. 857-2 of the Head Start of Fayette County in Union Town, PA, with Amy Oldland, Lead Teacher.

Pictured below with the teachers are NHSA Board Chair Vanessa Rich (left) and Teaching Strategies’ Chief Academic Officer Kai-leé Berke (second from left).



Questions About Head Start?

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