Top Five Reasons for South Carolina to Choose GOLD


Observation-based, strengths-focused, whole-child formative assessment.

Inform instruction without disrupting instruction capturing observations in the moment during your everyday interactions with children. Go beyond language and literacy requirements and ensure you understand each child’s holistic needs with a whole-child approach focused on each child’s strengths.

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Ensure every child can demonstrate learning.

Because teachers can see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years birth through third grade, GOLD is uniquely inclusive of children with developmental delays and disabilities, children who are English-language or dual-language learners, and children who are advanced learners. GOLD fully aligns to South Carolina’s Early Learning Standards.


Automatic connection between curriculum and assessment.

Teaching Strategies connects your GOLD assessment data with daily instructional resources within The Creative Curriculum, creating an ongoing feedback loop that provides detailed guidance for individualizing learning.

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Build powerful family partnerships.

Share high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and family-friendly activities, curated multimedia social-emotional learning playlists, and engage in two-way communication with families to reinforce classroom learning with meaningful home-learning experiences.

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The only connected ecosystem in early childhood education.

Individualize learning with one platform, resources of the highest quality, and connected workstreams. Connect teachers, children, and families to engaging learning experiences, informative data, and build strong family partnerships.

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We believe in play-based learning, active engagement, and teaching to the whole child. Learning is not static—it’s not just about language and literacy. It has to involve the whole child’s development, including physical and social–emotional skills. That’s why we provide these programs to our teachers and families, because they have the same philosophy.
Martha Strickland, State Director, 4K Program, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness
Columbia, South Carolina

Learn how Detroit made big gains for little learners
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From Aiken to York, 54% of public school districts in South Carolina have partnered with Teaching Strategies

Contact Your Regional Sales Representative

Our dedicated team of early learning experts is ready to support you and your early childhood program. Contact your state sales representative at 855-448-4352 or use the form below with any questions, requests, or to order our resources.

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