A Comprehensive Approach
to the Science of Reading

The Creative Curriculum

Explore our play-based, whole-child curriculum that includes explicit, daily literacy instruction rooted in the science of reading. Help teachers create classrooms that build strong foundations for language and literacy with a curriculum that helps them

  •  promote functional literacy through project-based studies,
  • develop children’s phonological and phonemic awareness,
  • individualize learning through intentional experiences, and
  • provide meaningful read-alouds and book discussions.

All of this while supporting teachers with digital tools that save them time.

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Teacher Membership

Combine the power of a professional learning community of more than 80k early childhood educators with year-round, 24/7 access to

  • over 400 hours of content,
  • science of reading courses built in partnership with the Atlanta Speech School,
  • an 8-week onboarding program,
  • CEU-bearing classes and courses, and
  • courses to fulfill all CDA and CCDF training requirements.

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Early Literacy Certification:
Foundations in Science of Reading

Designed to increase early childhood educators’ confidence and ability to deliver high-quality language and literacy instruction, this 6-unit certification program includes

  • on-demand courses;
  • live, interactive classes;
  • classroom application;
  • journal and portfolio development;
  • dedicated coaching; and
  • an online professional learning community.

As part of our PD Teacher Membership PLUS offering, the certification program includes all the benefits of our PD Teacher Membership.

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Science of Reading in Action

Fort Worth ISD was focused on improving children’s language and literacy skills – and they did it with a partnership with Teaching Strategies.


What is the science of reading?

The science of reading refers to the extensive, growing body of research that helps explain how we learn to read.

Is there a science of reading curriculum?

The Creative Curriculum is rooted in the science of reading and includes instruction based on the 5 pillars of the science of reading; however, there is no singular product or curriculum available for the science of reading.

The reading brain develops when phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are intertwined. Young children acquire these skills over time with support from educators who have a deep understanding of the importance, complexity, and nuance of the science of reading and apply its design into developmentally appropriate, rigorous learning experiences.
Nicol Russell, Ed.D.
Vice President, Implementation Research
Teaching Strategies

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